It was earlier this week when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did a live stream in which she complained that “people are literally not patroning Chinese restaurants … because of just straight-up racism around the coronavirus.” Chinese restaurants in her district were hurting because people like President Trump were calling COVID-19 the Wuhan virus, spreading xenophobia among the American people.

She was joined by fellow Squad member Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who also blamed racism and xenophobia for a drop in business at Chinese restaurants as well as Republicans for fanning the flames and making everyone paranoid.

Now, however, Ocasio-Cortez is encouraging everyone to stop crowding restaurants and eat their meals at home.

It really is a shame: Every time she makes a good point it’s canceled out almost immediately by something stupid or vice versa.

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