‘The View’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Over the Audience Facing Down Meghan McCain

by Jeremy Spirogis
‘The View’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins Over the Audience Facing Down Meghan McCain

When pundits focus on politics at The View, you typically hear them classify the co-hosts as “all liberal along with conservative Meghan McCain.” But that’s not precisely the way it performs out on the daytime talk-show.

For starters, Sunny Hostin is anti-abortion, which places her at odds with most within the Democratic social gathering. Meanwhile, Whoopi Goldberg’s opposition to excessive taxes would make her unusual bedfellows with the social gathering’s left wing. (We gained’t get into Joy Behar’s help of Mike Bloomberg.)

So when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) confirmed up at The View on February 19, longtime viewers in all probability anticipated some pushback. And Ocasio-Cortez received simply that: She had tense moments with Whoopi, Hostin, and McCain.

The studio viewers, then again, appeared fairly passionate about Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. On a number of events, viewers members showered “AOC” with applause.

McCain pressed AOC on ‘Bernie Bro’ harassment that has upset her

THE VIEW – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on a June 2018 go to | Jeff Neira/Walt Disney Television by way of Getty Images

It wouldn’t be an episode of The View with out McCain portraying herself as a sufferer on some degree. During Ocasio-Cortez’s go to, McCain talked about “the abuse we have all been subjected to by ‘Bernie Bros.’” (McCain touched her hand to her personal shoulder to point her private experiences.)

She was describing a small group of Bernie Sanders followers who harass folks on-line (very like terrible MAGA supporters do). Then McCain described it “the most sexist, the most harmful” abuse on the market on the web. And McCain referred to as it “a real problem” earlier than asking AOC how she felt about it.

After moving into how ugly on-line conduct can get, AOC famous how probably the most frequent targets of such on-line abuse are “women, people of color, [and] queer people.” And she identified how she’d been focused on-line by border patrol (i.e., a authorities company). “[Bernie’s] got to do more,” Whoopi mentioned, interrupting AOC on the finish.

Beyond that, AOC additionally spoke about why she supported Sanders for president. “He was fighting for [healthcare, a living wage, women’s rights] since before I was born,” she mentioned to applause. When she spoke of Sanders increasing the voters and galvanizing her, she heard much more clapping from the studio viewers.

AOC’s greatest applause got here on a line about ‘rich men’ in politics

While Ocasio-Cortez was largely well-received by the viewers throughout her prolonged go to, her greatest applause line got here in a dialogue about why she (in Behar’s phrases) “triggered people.” Behar described her as “a star” however questioned why AOC provoked robust reactions in folks.

“Like five minutes after I won my primary, it was the apocalypse on Fox News,” Ocasio-Cortez mentioned. “I think our political system is not designed for people like us. It’s not designed for working people, for young people, for women, for people of color … it’s not particularly welcoming.”

Closing out her feedback on the subject, AOC dropped a line that linked with the present’s majority-women viewers. “Also, I think our entire political system revolves, frankly, around rich men. Rich men are not the center of my universe; working families are.”

Not solely did the viewers clap enthusiastically; you could possibly hear loud whoops and probably the most cheers of her total go to. AOC could not have gained over the co-hosts of The View, however the viewers was a special story.

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