As we told you last night, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was called out by people on both sides of the political spectrum after she blatantly misrepresented a Nation article on Pentagon accounting tricks that she claimed could be used to fund Medicare-For-All.

Except, as we told you, the $21 Trillion she’s referring to here doesn’t exist…

…it’s an accounting trick! — so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ :

She has since clarified and now says what she really meant was that she’s only demanding the same fiscal details with the Pentagon as we do with health care and education costs:

This, of course, does not address her original claim that the “66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon”:

She really should just delete her much-retweeted post and move on:

Editor’s note: We’ve corrected an error in our headline. It’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, not Alexandria Ocasio-Castro. 




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