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Quote Falsely Tied to Ocasio-Cortez

A viral meme mocks Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for a statement about capitalism versus socialism that she never actually made.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Misguided Tweet

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t.

Viral Meme Makes Up Ocasio-Cortez Quote

Q: Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say “we’ll never have to worry about China attacking us” because of the country’s time difference?

A: No. There is no evidence she made the statement used in a viral meme.

Does Ocasio-Cortez Have ‘Ties’ to Soros?

Q: Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tied to George Soros?

A:  Not directly. Her campaign gained momentum from an interview she gave on an internet show that is supported, in part, by a nonprofit that received a grant from an organization that received funding from a Soros foundation.  

Video: ‘Medicare-for-All’ Claims

CNN’s Jake Tapper examines claims made by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez about the cost of “Medicare-for-all.”

The Cost of ‘Medicare-for-All’

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez say a “Koch brothers-funded study” shows “Medicare-for-all” would save money. But the study’s author say they are misrepresenting his work.

Ocasio-Cortez Wrong on Cause of Low Unemployment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic nominee for New York’s 14th Congressional District, wrongly claimed that the low U.S. unemployment rate was “because everyone has two jobs.” The number of people holding more than one job has no bearing on the unemployment rate.

Calls to Abolish ICE Not ‘Open Borders’

Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated claims, Democrats are not advocating open borders, not even the ones who are calling to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement.