Thirsty Ben Shapiro gets mocked for offering to pay Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to come on his show

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Ever since she won a Democratic primary for the House of Representatives in New York City, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has flummoxed and terrified conservatives.

Here is an unabashedly leftist person of color speaking her mind, calling for policies that conservatives dislike. And their general response has been: “How dare she?!”

Enter Ben Shapiro, a conservative person on the internet who recently needed nearly 3,000 words to explain how everyone who has called him racist is wrong.

In a video posted to Twitter, Shapiro asked Ocasio-Cortez to come on his show to talk about her ideas and even offered her $10,000 to do so.

Not only does Shapiro reek of the entitlement inherent in affluent men here, waving about his wealth at others to get what he wants, Ocasio-Cortez—having been thoroughly slimed by conservative media over the past two months—has no reason or need to go on his show.

Shapiro (an intellectual) knows this. He’s just doing it so he can then call Ocasio-Cortez out for not coming on his show and being afraid to ~really~ debate the issues.

People on Twitter found his insistence on it, and his video proposal, as well as his offer of money, to be thoroughly creepy

That said, some of Shapiro’s fans were excited for it to happen.

Ocasio-Cortez only has to engage with the people she wants to represent in New York City. That aside, she is free to engage or not engage with anyone else as she pleases.

David Covucci

David Covucci

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