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Pat Robertson Thinks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Just A Bartender 'With No Particular Education'

The freshman representative graduated with honors from Boston University.

Televangelist Pat Robertson tried to dismiss Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) because she once worked as a bartender, then claimed she had “no particular education to speak of.” 

Ocasio-Cortez actually graduated with honors from Boston University, which is listed 42nd on U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of national universities.

But as far as Robertson was concerned, the political positions that Ocasio-Cortez holds shouldn’t matter because her work experience and education show “she just doesn’t know what she’s talking about.”

In a clip posted online by Right Wing Watch, Robertson said:  

It’s a strange thing when a young woman with no particular education to speak of, who’s had a career, I believe, as a, what is it, a bartender I think? She suddenly is making pronouncements about climate change. Now she’s making a pronouncement about capitalism. And the thing is, the media is following like she’s some guru from off of the Mount Olympus and she just doesn’t know what she’s talking about.   

Last month, the freshman lawmaker discussed how her work as a bartender and waitress helped hone her “BS detector,” an essential skill in politics: 

Robertson has a long and ugly track record of divisive and hateful rhetoric, including homophobic and Islamophobic comments. He’s also a die-hard supporter of President Donald Trump, to the point of declaring that the 2017 Las Vegas massacre was the result of a lack of respect for the president and the national anthem

See Robertson’s comments about Ocasio-Cortez below: 

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