Star US lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday appeared to welcome a comparison President Donald Trump reportedly draws in an upcoming book between her and Argentina's iconic Eva Perón.
“I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have”, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter, following comments Trump made in a book "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republica Civil War" by Tim Alberta. The book is set for release on July 16.
Quoting the woman otherwise known as Evita, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter: “I had watched for many years and seen how a few rich families held much of Argentina's wealth and power in their hands. So the government brought in an eight hour working day, sickness pay and fair wages to give poor workers a fair go.”
The lawmaker represents Queens in the national Congress, having defeated Democrat power player Joe Crowley in 2018. In her brief time in office, the 29-year-old has attracted the ire of the likes of Trump and news network Fox News. She was the youngest woman to be elected to Congress.