The 30-second clip of a younger Ocasio-Cortez, now 29, strutting her stuff on the roof of a building quickly went viral on social media - but the troll attempt fell flat, with users rushing to praise rather than shame her.
Ocasio-Cortez is a favorite among American progressives, having burst into the public consciousness after beating a Democratic Party stalwart in her first political race, New York´s June primary. "Have a great weekend everyone", she tweeted, with a video of her dancing outside her new office on Capitol Hill.
Ocasio-Cortez has called the aim - funded in part by slapping a tax as high as 70 percent on top earners - "a wartime-level, just economic mobilization plan to get to 100% renewable energy".
The victory has made her a key figure of the liberal wing of the party, and Ocasio-Cortez has demonstrated a few times that she can respond swiftly to her detractors.
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Some clearly thought that the video would damage her reputation. Ocasio-Cortez has 1.88 million followers to Pelosi's 1.85 million.
When an eight-year-old video of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop took Twitter by storm the day before she was sworn in as the youngest woman in Congress, she joined a grand tradition. "If anything, this dude is a walking argument to tax misogyny at 100 percent", Ocasio-Cortez responded to Rollins in a tweet. That doesn't mean all $10 million dollars are taxed at an extremely high rate.
The other instance where Ocasio-Cortez was unable to answer the question of how she'll pay for her programs happened previous year in an interview with Tapper. She said that she "wouldn't use that language", but noted that "it's [not] anything worse than anything what the President has said".
She said "it's only been radicals" like Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt who have altered the course of history and made progress in America.
"On the other hand, if you can't take the heat, then get out of the kitchen", she added.