Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has said that a website which is sharing a video that's supposed to be trolling her is actually amplifying her climate change narrative.
The latest Republican attack on the Democratic congresswoman comes as the Amazon burns to the ground, and a hurricane speeds towards Florida.
In a tweet, the Media Research Centre, a right-wing think tank, posted a video that said:
WATCH: This time on "Shallow Thoughts, with @AOC, the New York socialist says coastal cities will be underwater due to climate change, and we face "death" if we don't spend trillions of dollars to address it.
In the video, AOC can be heard saying:
You think overhauling our economy to decarbonize and save the planet is gonna be expensive? Try not decarbonizing our economy and allowing sea levels to rise.
Every Midwestern city or large swaths of the middle of the country experiencing drought on a level that we have not seen, that's gonna be way more expensive.
When she noticed that they'd shared the video in an attempt to mock her, she responded with a tweet:
I love everything about this GOP attack ad. Republicans underestimate my intelligence bc I invite people into my home & talk about policy in plain English instead of DC jargon.
They think that’s dumb, so they end up paying for ads that spread & explain our policy positions.
The clip quickly went viral, with many social media users supporting the take-down.
AOC 1, Republicans, 0.