America First Conservatives Bash Daily Wire’s ‘Pathetic’ Fundraiser For AOC’s Abuela

Neoconservative media organization The Daily Wire is receiving heavy criticism from conservatives on social media for orchestrating a GoFundMe publicity stunt that aims to raise tens of thousands of dollars for socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother.

While AOC has drawn heavy criticism for complaining about her grandmother’s living conditions while enjoying a luxurious lifestyle in D.C., the Daily Wire’s fundraiser has been castigated for extreme tone-deafness at a time when conservatives are enduring record levels of financial persecution.

“Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill,” Ocasio-Cortez originally wrote on Twitter. “I went to Puerto Rico to see her- my 1st time in a year+ bc of COVID. This is her home. Hurricane María relief hasn’t arrived. Trump blocked relief $ for PR. People are being forced to flee ancestral homes, & developers are taking them.”

Although Cortez admitted later on in the thread that “for the record – my abuela is doing okay,” and “She had a place to go to and be cared for,” the Daily Wire’s Matt Walsh quickly organized a page for AOC’s “abuela” on GoFundMe that was heavily promoted by other Daily Wire personnel.

GoFundMe, which is recognized by most conservatives as an extremely left-wing Big Tech platform, quickly put the AOC abuela fundraiser on its front page. The fundraiser has received a highly critical response from America First advocates on Twitter.

Hundreds of Trump supporters are currently being held in federal prison on charges relating to the 1/6 election integrity protest, with countless others having been doxxed by media outlets and deplatformed from Big Tech websites.

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