Fox News Host Mocks Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Spanish Pronunciation Of Her Name As “Latina Thing”

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It’s not news that conservatives aren’t a fan of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) — and not just because they don’t agree with her policies. They criticize her dancing, facial expressions, aesthetic and, now, the pronunciation of her own name.

On Tuesday night, Fox News host Laura Ingraham asked conservative lawyer Joe diGenova during a segment of her show Ingraham Angle if he had noticed that the Bronx congresswoman “put on” an accent when saying her name.

“She does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio Ocasio-Cortez,’” diGenova responded, mocking the congressional freshman by botching her first name and exaggerating the pronunciation of her surname. The former U.S. attorney took his prejudiced joke further by uttering his own name with an emphasized Italian accent.

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