In case you missed it, Benny Johnson recently made a career change and is now chief creative officer at Turning Point USA, and if this is the sort of content he’s going to be producing, we’re pretty excited to see what’s next.
As Twitchy reported earlier, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was asked about Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro but couldn’t find it in her heart to denounce him, instead deflecting her criticism toward Elliott Abrams.
So we hope she (and her sister Ilhan Omar, who supports the Maduro regime) took the time to watch Johnson’s video featuring two Venezuelans who made it out of the country and have a message for anyone preaching socialism in the United States:
I had the privilege of filming the story of these young freedom fighters.
They were born in Venezuela and lived under REAL socialism.
The government oppressed and harassed and murdered their loved ones.
They fled socialism with their lives and have a message for @AOC
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 3, 2019
It’s scary how many people in the comments are arguing that what’s happening in Venezuela isn’t “real” socialism.
More of this, please. I'll be extremely pissed if this is a one shot.
— Prez Cannady (@prezcannady) March 3, 2019
— Robert Hendrickson (@Bob_Hendrickson) March 3, 2019
thank you Venezuela immigrants. Send Cortez to Vennezuela to experience what she is proposing. She is out of touch with REALITY!
— Nan Isaacs (@Bummer079) March 3, 2019
@AOC well. What do you think? You did just help in losing 25,000 jobs for New York. Seems like you’re on the right path.
— Tyler Lancaster (@Tyler_Lancaster) March 4, 2019
Socialism doesn’t work because it’s not fair. Is the country leader living in the same conditions as a farmer or factory worker? NO. Should an Surgeon who studied for years and made personal sacrifices share her salary with someone who chooses to wash cars for a living? NO.
— Jeff (@jeff24880124) March 3, 2019
Young people need to learn the truth about socialism not what they’re learning in colleges. On paper it sounds fine but in practice it’s terrible. Look at all the socialist countries through history
— Irita Scott (@willyandlola) March 3, 2019
Funny, why aren’t the socialist loving libs flocking to Venezuela? The epitome of socialism. You like baseball go to Wrigley or Fenway… you like govt control book a flight to Caracas!!! Have at it…
— E.R. (@ericr13) March 3, 2019
— LongDuckDong16 (@g74064134) March 4, 2019
You know who they should’ve denounced as well? The Sandinista known as @BernieSanders In fact, we should send him packing to his utopia, since he’s been waiting so long.
— Gemma Scz (@Gemma_Zee_S) March 4, 2019
@BernieSanders are you watching this?
— Vikings (@Vikingskenya) March 3, 2019
From one of his three houses, maybe.
— Christopher Kitchen (@DroppingBombs4Q) March 4, 2019
Someone had to do it thanks so much.
— Michael (@Michael36608089) March 3, 2019
— Trevor Varcoe (@varcoe_trevor) March 3, 2019
But but but
tHeY jUsT dIdN't Do It RiGhT!
— Nelida (@NelidaUtuwatu) March 3, 2019
Unfortunately they will say that Venezuela didn't do it right or that US foreign policy is to blame. They will never accept the truth.
— Ian Gallagher (@IanBGallagher) March 3, 2019
You don’t understand. She is the boss with her socialism these problems won’t exist because she has it all figured out.
— Andrew Axelson (@andy_axelson) March 3, 2019
I travel to Nicaragua annually and have an office in Managua with 160 employees. Every one of them believes Americans who push for socialism are nuts. They suggest a visit to Nica to see for themselves. #SOSNicaraguaGlobal
— Landon Tooke (@LandonNTooke) March 3, 2019
I would love to invite @IlhanMN and @AOC for a week in Venezuela, I think many might even pay their trips there and have them live one day at a time…experience fully, what everyone there, day in and day out, lives…
— Cinzibella (@cinzibella) March 4, 2019
— LongDuckDong16 (@g74064134) March 4, 2019
More stories of immigrants who fled socialism and communism from various regions (USSR, Cambodia under Pol Pot, China under Mao, etc.) need to be featured. This a great start.
— David Popkov (@davidpopkov) March 3, 2019
Anybody ever fled a capitalist country??
— Brandon (@Priklypearadise) March 4, 2019
A lot of really wealthy celebrities threatened to leave the United States if Donald Trump won the election, but we haven’t seen a single one pack up and move.
Rep. Ilhan Omar’s tweet backing Russia on Venezuela and opposing Trump’s ‘coup’ gets even worse https://t.co/Edh5CZHfx8
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 26, 2019