US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended her online merchandise store after Sean Spicer tweeted that she was “using capitalism to promote socialism.”
Former Trump White House spokesman Sean Spicer posted a comment on Twitter citing Reuters post about the investment of the congressman from New York in his business.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez Online Store sells T-shirts, hats and other products with the AOC, Green New Deal logos and Better Climate = Better Jobs and Drink Water and Don’t Be Racist.
According to reports provided by the Federal Election Commission, Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign paid Financial Innovations, the political goods firm that operates its online store, more than $ 1.4 million in the first half of 2021, Reuters reported.
Spicer, who served as press secretary for former President Donald Trump, hinted that the congresswoman, a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist, was being hypocritical.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez quickly responded on Twitter with a message addressed to Mr Spicer defining capitalism.
“I’m not sure if you know this Sean, but transactions are not capitalism. Capitalism is a system that prioritizes profit at any cost associated with human / environmental costs, ”she wrote.
“But [for what it’s worth] our store is unionized, does not operate for profit, and funds projects such as free training, nutrition programs and local organizations. “
Her tweet got over 40,000 likes in about nine hours.
Sean Spicer has a better chance of convincing people that Trump’s inauguration has the largest audience (using “alternative facts”) than he is if he wins his dispute with AOC.
– Stan Van Gundy (@realStanVG) Jul 20, 2021
Ms Ocasio-Cotreuse’s investment “aims to both raise funds and strengthen the retired MP’s national profile,” Reuters said in a report.
Her campaign described the venture as “inspiring independent color artists whose work tells the story of the community and represents a fairer world for all.”
A number of Twitter users jokingly thanked Spicer for letting them know about Ms. Ocasio-Cortez’s store, while basketball coach Stan Van Gundy warned that the dispute with Ms. Ocasio-Cortez was unlikely to end for Mr. Spicer is good.
“Sean Spicer has a better chance of convincing people that Trump’s inauguration drew the largest crowd (using ‘alternative facts’) than he has a chance of winning a dispute with AOC,” he wrote.