Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to President Trump comparing her to Eva Perón by quoting the Nazi sympathizer favorably.
“I know that, like every woman of the people, I have more strength than I appear to have,” the New York Democrat tweeted, a quote from Perón.
“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.”
– Evita Perón
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 7, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez received criticism for seemingly praising Perón, including from left-wing activists who pointed out Perón was a Nazi sympathizer.
This Eva Peron? Really? The Eva Peron who was the figurehead of a regime that let into Argentina *Dr Mengele* and thousands of other Nazis with the blood of millions on their hands? Really? https://t.co/I7kcqSsfdZ
— Joanne Bell (@jobellerina) July 7, 2019
Ah, I see a prominent American left-wing political figure does not seem to know that Eva Perón was fash af, this does not exactly reflect well on the already strong US reputation for self-centredness.
— Daniel Sugarman (@Daniel_Sugarman) July 7, 2019
The government also brought in NAZI’s @AOC.. never…quote.. Eva Peron!! She was the figurehead of a regime that let Hilter’s close inner circle and thousands of other Nazis into Argentina! She knowing enabled and harbored NAZI war criminals… Eva also stole from her own ppl.. pic.twitter.com/8klC2ezNPJ
— Naomi Schmahl #nokidsincages (@SchmahlNaomi) July 7, 2019
Perón, the first lady of Argentina, and her husband Gen. Juan D. Perón, Argentinian dictator, helped Nazis in the fallout of World War II into Argentina, profiting from their efforts.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.