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Alexandria Ocasio Cortez delivers sick burn to Ivanka Trump on living wage: I know what it’s like to work for tips

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New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez just checked Ivanka Trump’s feeling of white privilege by recalling her days working for hourly wages.

In a tweet posted Wednesday (February 27), Ocasio Cortez said her knowledge on the issue of living wages wasn’t “2nd-hand.” The remark appears to be directed at Ivanka, whose father, US President Donald Trump, was at the helm of a business empire before winning the 2016 elections.

“As a person who actually worked for tips & hourly wages in my life, instead of having to learn about it 2nd-hand, I can tell you that most people want to be paid enough to live,” Ocasio Cortez said.

“A living wage isn’t a gift, it’s a right. Workers are often paid far less than the value they create,” the congresswoman added.

Ocasio Cortez’s tweet was accompanied by a link to an article posted by the website Axios, which quoted Ivanka as saying that “most people” do not support the proposal for a guaranteed minimum wage.

“People want to work for what they get. So, I think that this idea of a guaranteed minimum is not something most people want,” Ivanka said.

Ocasio Cortez worked as a bartender before becoming the youngest congresswoman in US history last year.

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