On their podcast “The Handoff,” Lemon gushed that Ocasio-Cortez’s attention-grabbing “Tax The Wealthy” gown was “excellent” for her message.
“And what she did was excellent. She went into the wealthy folks’s homes. You don’t get any richer and extra movie star and elite, if you wish to use that time period, than the Met Ball. And in New York Metropolis with each large movie star in essentially the most outrageous outfits. And there she is, somebody who promotes taxing the wealthy each single day, walks in with a gown that claims ‘Tax the Wealthy.’ That’s precisely what you’d anticipate,” Lemon mentioned.
Lemon additionally criticized Republicans for calling out the stunt by claiming that Ocasio-Cortez remained “constant” along with her picture.
“Sure, you have to be praising her for being constant along with her message. She’s telling Democrats, most of these folks in that room are liberals, you might be wealthy. We’re going to tax you. We wish to tax you extra. That’s what she’s saying,” Lemon argued.
Cuomo was much less impressed with the New York consultant’s stunt, saying she was “having it each methods,” resulting in a “poser side” for many individuals.
“I believe that she’s having it each methods. I believe that the one half that basically issues to me is that it doesn’t matter when you didn’t pay the cash, it’s that she is a member of Congress for a poor district. You ought to be preventing their struggle on a regular basis. I believe she was having it each methods. I believe there’s a poser side as a result of she likes to be with these folks,” Cuomo mentioned.
Cuomo added, “Once you’re elected to be a public servant, you have to be obsessive about the folks and issues of your district, and I don’t care what you say, that’s bullsh–. Her going to that ball and sporting a flowery gown that claims ‘Tax the Wealthy,’ and having everyone take her image, and taking footage with all these celebrities, it’s not about her district. It’s about her.”
Lemon continued to defend AOC’s gown by claiming bringing consideration to her gown is not any completely different than some other politician bringing consideration to a trigger.
“Everybody hangs out with the elite. Everybody who wants cash and a focus, the place do they go? To the elite for the cash and the eye. What’s she doing completely different than some other politician of some other ideology or political get together do,” Lemon mentioned.
Though the anchors disagreed on the efficacy of AOC’s gown, each males agreed that her affect stays largely within the media relatively than coverage.
“Her influences are AstroTurf. I believe it is largely within the media,” Lemon mentioned.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has to date confronted two ethics complaints over her look on the Met Gala.