In a new video from 2017 shared by the NY post, AOC discusses her “mock interviews” meant to help her prepare for interviews with Fox News.
AOC has never actually say in for an interview with the actual Fox News network but said the mock interviews attempted to “trigger” her with “sexist subcontext.”
Per NYPost, the freshman Democratic socialist made the remarks in a 2017 Facebook Live video during a 48-hour training “boot camp” in Kentucky for Brand New Congress, the political action committee which first recruited Ocasio-Cortez to run for office.
Ocasio-Cortez said the group put her through intense training — which included preparing her for interviews with Fox News.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez:
These mock interviews were like the real deal. So as soon as I walked into my Fox News interview, they were calling me like young lady and, you know, amping up that, like, kind of sexist subtext a little bit,” AOC says. “And and it’s meant to, you know, trigger you a little bit and see how you handle that hot seat.
You know, I guess the way that I kind of handled my Fox News interview was highlighting … the bipartisan aspects of our agenda.
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