Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez might actually be the single densest person on the planet. Which, in a world that still includes Elizabeth Warren and Maxine Waters, is truly saying something.
In the latest installment of their hilarious online feud, Tesla billionaire and now Twitter owner Elon Musk openly mocked AOC after she suggested he intentionally “bricked” the Twitter app on her personal cell phone because she “got under [his] skin.”
In what appears to be her copious amounts of free time, AOC spent the better part of the week slamming Musk for asking Twitter users to pay $8 a month for an updated version of the platform's famous “blue check,” a voluntary upgrade that would include a few new perks. Despite the fact that using Twitter’s basic functions - including posting - will still be free to everyone, AOC accused Musk of charging a paid subscription for "free speech."
The accusation sparked a back-and-forth between the socialist congresswoman and SpaceX founder, who calmly pointed out that AOC had no problem charging people $58 for a.sweatshirt to raise money for her campaign - to which AOC falsely responded that the proceeds from the merch went to tutoring underprivileged kids (side note: they didn’t).
The New York lawmaker then hopped on Instagram to accuse Musk of screwing up the Twitter app on her phone as payback.
“I got a text from my team saying, ‘Hey, lemme know if you if you need any help with this Elon stuff.’ And I was like, ‘What?’ So I pulled my Twitter app up, and it’s like, gone. Like, when you pull up your mentions and stuff like that, there’s just literally like, a blank screen. Totally gone,” AOC rambled, while peeling off tiny strips of what appears to be a chicken nugget.
“So it turns out, we got under a certain little billionaire’s skin,” she then claimed, grinning.
What can I say? It was a naked abuse of power.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) November 4, 2022
To which Musk simply responded, “What can I say? It was a naked abuse of power.”
Anyone who has used Twitter for more than about four seconds knows the site frequently experiences glitches when loading, hiccups that don’t usually interfere with users’ overall experience but which can cause the website to lag in pulling up new tweets or notifications for several seconds or even minutes at a time. But I’m sure that couldn’t possibly be what happened to AOC - after all, a billionaire with three massive companies to run probably has all the time in the world to personally screw up the smartphone app of a 33-year-old junior congresswoman with an inflated sense of her own importance.