After democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) revealed this week that her abuela is living in a dilapidated home — a situation she laid at the feet of former President Donald Trump — Daily Wire podcast host Matt Walsh launched a GoFundMe account to raise money to save her home.
“Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Wednesday. “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.”
After a back and forth online between Walsh and Ocasio-Cortez — in which the podcast host questioned why the congresswoman, who earns more than $170,000 annually and owns a $35,000 Tesla, had not helped out her grandmother financially — Walsh took action.
“As you’ve heard, [AOC]’s abuela is living in a dilapidated home that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria,” Walsh posted on Twitter Friday. “AOC is unable to help her own grandma for whatever reason, so I have set up this Go Fund Me campaign to save her home. Please give if you can #HelpAbuela.”
Walsh challenged Daily Wire co-founders Ben Shapiro and Jeremy Boreing and podcast host Micheal Knowles to match his donation to the campaign.
“I will kick things off by donating $499, which happens to be the cost of a monthly lease payment for a Tesla. I challenge @benshapiro, @michaeljknowles, and @JeremyDBoreing to match this donation. Together we can change the world,” Walsh posted.
The Daily Wire crew, including Daily Wire host Candace Owens, accepted the challenge and got other conservatives involved, too:
They have managed to gather over $90,000 for AOC’s grandmother. Within one hour, they raised a stunning $17,000-plus.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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