We long stopped being surprised by Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s unapologetic and bold comments about her political opponents. On her Friday night’s appearance on ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’, she proved why her adversaries fear her sniper-like tongue.
The democratic socialist revealed during her chat with host Meyers that she loved biology and that she studied microbiology and the impact of antioxidants on a model organism known as the C. elegan, which is of the nematode family. When Meyers tried to joke about how she is like President Donald Trump in that he too shares that passion, AOC cut him off saying, “Because he's a nematode?”
For the uninitiated, the nematode phylum, or roundworms of the animal kingdom, is an umbrella term for a diverse range of creatures. They are many organisms that fit into the category across many ecosystems and they generally live as parasites in animals and plants. Needless to say, the predominantly left-leaning audiences ate up the joke and applauded her sense of humor.
The interview is a clear example as to why she has been tagged as the "second most talked about politician in America,” after Trump. During the course of her chat with Meyers, she addressed certain allegations against her, including the claims made by ‘Fox & Friends’ host and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee that she is a Manchurian candidate.
AOC confirmed that she is, in fact, not a “Manchurian candidate” and that the lunacy of Fox News concerns her, because of the ripple effects it has. She recounted an incident where she was on the House floor about to vote, and she was asked if she got $10 million from Netflix. AOC replied, "No… what else do you not know! This is concerning!"
She also expressed her bewilderment over Fox News’ incessant coverage of her. "I mean, it’s weird. Like, why are so many grown men just obsessed with this 29-year-old?” she said as the crowd laughed, with Meyers claiming he might know the reason behind the obsession.