Matt Walsh raises $104,153 in 11 hours for AOC's abuela's home after she blamed Trump for damage

Walsh launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to 'Save AOC's Abuela's Ancestral Home'


                            Matt Walsh raises $104,153 in 11 hours for AOC's abuela's home after she blamed Trump for damage
Matt Walsh (L) launched a GoFundMe for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (R) 'Abuela' (Jason Kempin/Getty Images, Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh, known for his staunch criticism of Democrat politicians, has raised over $104,153 in just eleven hours for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's abuela (Spanish for grandmother). The Democrat Representative from New York on June 2 tweeted about her grandmother's home in Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Blaming former president Donald Trump for blocking relief funds for Puerto Rico, AOC noted, "People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them." She also added that her abuela had fallen ill a week before. 

AOC's tweet drew a sea of criticism from a lot of social media users. They pointed out her $59,000 Tesla and her sizeable net worth, accusing her of neglecting her grandmother while she lives in luxury. Walsh also jumped on the bandwagon to slam the liberal Democrat. However, he took the matter further by directly launching a GoFundMe to "Save AOC's Abuela's Ancestral Home". "As you’ve heard, @AOC’s abuela is living in a dilapidated home that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. AOC is unable to help her own grandma for whatever reason, so I have set up this Go Fund Me campaign to save her home. Please give if you can. #HelpAbuela," he tweeted. The fund raised $104,153.

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Why did Matt Walsh help AOC's 'Abuela'?

Walsh, a writer and podcast host for the conservative outlet The Daily Wire called out AOC on Twitter for her initial post about her grandmother's house, saying, "Shameful that you live in luxury while allowing your own grandmother to suffer in these squalid conditions."

AOC lashed out at Walsh's tweet, assuring that her 'abuela' is okay, further adding, "But instead of only caring for mine & letting others suffer, I’m calling attention to the systemic injustices you seem totally fine w/ in having a US colony."

"You don’t even have a concept for the role that 1st-gen, first-born daughters play in their families," she quipped at him.

Walsh tried to get back to AOC's response in a different way, by directly starting a fundraiser for her grandmother, claiming that most of the repair work "could be completed for the price of AOC’s shiny Tesla Model 3."

Here is the complete excerpt from Walsh's fundraiser: 

"On June 2nd, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reported to Twitter that her dear abuela has fallen ill and continues to live in squalid conditions since her home was ravaged by Hurricane María.

One cannot be certain of the cost to repair grandma’s house, but surely most of the work could be completed for the price of AOC’s shiny Tesla Model 3.
As AOC pointed out to us, we "don’t even have a concept for the role that [incredibly successful children of two American citizens…] play in their families," but clearly caring for their own grandparent isn’t part of it.

Says the congresswoman, “…instead of only caring for [my own grandmother] & letting others suffer, I’m calling attention to the systemic injustices…”
No, seriously. She really said that.

Sadly, virtue-signaling isn’t going to fix abuela’s roof. So we are.

Let’s all kick in to help save AOC’s abuela’s ancestral home. Any amount is appreciated, but the cost of a monthly lease payment on that Tesla is around $499…

All proceeds will be donated to abuela, if she will accept them."

The fundraiser received contributions from many, most of whom slammed AOC for not showing 'basic human decency'. 

"Conservative, social justice-oriented white male dedicated to taking action where opportunities arise to advance the greater good. Thanks for the opportunity, Matt!," contributor Andrew Black wrote. Another person who donated $10 took a problematic jibe at Black Lives Matter movement saying, "All Abuelas Matter."

However, Walsh's stance was also called out by AOC's supporters as well as Republicans on Twitter.  "Only a whiteboy a***ole can turn charity into a racist 'f**k you.'" tweeted writer Dennis Perkins. 

"Conservatives are raising money for AOC’s family & I can’t even breathe. Lol. As if we weren’t taken advantage of and abused by the Dems already, now we paying their family bills I can’t be the only one who see the good intention while also seeing the big self L we just took," Conservative reporter Elijah Schaffer tweeted

 



 

 



 

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