White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany innocently called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and advisor to Joe Biden.
That enraged AOC, who tweeted:
“The @PressSec comment is steeped in a long, hurtful, & horrendous history of stripping women of color of titles and diminishing them to ‘the help,'” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted to her more than 8 million followers. “Perhaps she isn’t aware that what she did is mired in racist history. If that is the case, I look forward to her apology tomorrow.”
“Wouldn’t be the first person to mistake a women of color for having a lower position or title than she does, but Kayleigh – in case you haven’t picked up a newspaper in two years, I’m a Congresswoman.”
This is of course nonsense, AOC is in fact an official advisor to the Biden campaign, on climate issues. Which is bad news for the Biden campaign, but that’s another issue.
If I call Ben Carson a close advisor to President Trump without mentioning that he is secretary of housing and urban development, am I being a racist? Would he care at all?
The White House should have simply moved on from this outrage culture race-baiting and enforcement of some insane version of political correctness. Instead, it legitimized AOC’s complaint by responding and being careful to call her “congresswoman.”
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) June 8, 2020
she literally called you Congresswoman, @AOC.
— Alyssa Farah (@Alyssafarah) June 8, 2020
And BTW, don’t you ever refer to me as a journalist. I am the EDITOR of White House Dossier. Refusing to acknowledge my position is part of a long history of anti-Semiticism and dimishing Jewish achievement.