Trump Junior Attacks Ocasio-Cortez: Socialists Eat Dogs

Faith Castro
December 7, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez says she is paying her interns at least $15-an-hour in response to a viral tweet about lawmakers seeking unpaid interns.

Ocasio-Cortez has been the subject of numerous attacks from Republicans since her upset-win in a New York Democratic primary earlier this year and subsequent election to the House of Representatives in the 2018 midterm elections.

That would make Trump's Jr's.

In a follow-up tweet, the newly-elected Democratic Socialist from NY argued that it was unfair for Congress to "rely on unpaid interns & underpaid overworked staff".

"This week I went to dive spot in DC for some late night food". "Socialism is an economic system.You have to have an economic argument in order to A, sell it, and B, make it work". And even though Democrats are more vocal about a higher federal minimum wage, they fall behind their Republican colleagues in paying their own interns any amount at all.

According Pay Our Interns, a nonprofit group, 51 percent of Senate Republicans pay their interns, as opposed to 31 percent of Senate Democrats. Those figures dropped dramatically in the House, where only 8 percent of Republicans and 3.6 percent of Democrats compensated their interns.

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On Monday, Pay Our Interns tweeted a screenshot of an ad for an unpaid press intern to work for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

Congress, until recently, has historically provided unpaid internships in all but a few roles on Capitol Hill.

Congress has taken steps to address the problem. The House will be given $8.8 million to distribute across members' offices, and the Senate will be given $5 million.

If that's the case, they can cut down on staff to pay them well. Based on an article that appeared in The Nation, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted $21 trillion in Pentagon funds "could not be traced, documented or explained" and she said that money could have paid for 66 percent of the projected cost of a decade of universal health care.

The Post gave the claim "four Pinocchios", a rating it reserves for "whoppers".

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