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She flubbed this, too? Ocasio-Cortez gets nativity wrong: ‘You can’t even politicize Christmas correctly’

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Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez couldn’t avoid her political digs for even one day as she took the occasion of Christmas to spread immigration lies.

The New York Democratic socialist wished a “Merry Christmas” to her Twitter followers on Tuesday and used the Nativity story to comment on “refugee babies in mangers.”

For those who would dare to correct her with the facts, Ocasio-Cortez teed up a follow-up tweet linking to an article asserting that the baby Jesus along with Mary and Joseph were actually refugees.

But facts don’t lie and the truth in the Nativity story is that Mary and Joseph were never referred to as refugees. In fact, the Bible in the Gospel of Luke explains how a pregnant Mary traveled to Bethlehem with her husband Joseph like so many other citizens so that he could be counted in a census ordered by Caesar Augustus. When the overcrowded city offered no spare rooms for the couple to stay in overnight, they were forced to take shelter in a stable where Jesus was born.

Other Gospel accounts tell the story of the new family’s escape to Egypt for safety after King Herod of Judea ordered the murder of every child under the age of two. Joseph was instructed by an angel to return with his family once Herod had died.

The attempt by Ocasio-Cortez to score some political points on an important holiday was not received well on Twitter where many could not let her tweet go unchallenged.

Turning Point USA’s Charlie Kirk set the 29-year-old lawmaker straight.

Former deputy assistant to the president, Sebastian Gorka, suggested Ocasio-Cortez read her Bible and “try” facts.

Townhall columnist Derek Hunter also gave the New York Democrat a reality check.

The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra slammed her use of Christmas “to incite political division” and blasted her as “a truly sick person.”

Ocasio-Cortez earned a round of rebukes last month when she made another eyebrow-raising remark, comparing members of the Central American migrant caravan which was then approaching the U.S. border to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany during the Holocaust. She also managed to include victims of genocide in Rwanda and those fleeing Syria in its ongoing civil war.

Twitter users poured out to school Ocasio-Cortez for her indefensible Christmas tweets on Tuesday.

Frieda Powers


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