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'Humorous': AOC Mocks 2020 Dems And Their Spanish Skills

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) joined "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" to discuss Wednesday night's Democratic presidential debate. One of the most noticeable things of the night, according to AOC, was Sen. Cory Booker and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke's use of Spanish.

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"What was it that stood out to you, other than the fair amount of Spanish that was spoken?" Colbert asked. 

"There was. There was," a wide-eyed Ocasio-Cortez said. 

"As someone of Puerto Rican heritage, how did that feel to you?" Colbert asked.

"I-I loved it because it did- I represent the Bronx. There was a lot of Spanglish in the building. I mean, it was uh, I thought it was humorous at times, sometimes, especially because of the context. I thought people were just going to start saying, '¡Hola! Estoy postulo para presidente. No te daré una respuesta a tu pregunta,' which means 'I will not give you an answer to your question," Ocasio-Cortez said with a laugh. "But it was good. I thought it was a good gesture to the fact that we are a diverse country."

"I think, sometimes with the debate stage this big, it can kind of seem like a high school classroom and there are some folks that didn't seem like they read the book and then they got called on," AOC explained.

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Colbert asked her if there was anyone in particular who she was referencing. Ocasio-Cortez said it depended on the question.

"So they'll answer the question or get called on and I don't think some candidates thought they were going to get called on on a certain question," she said with a laugh. "And then they'll be like, 'Yes! The hero was courageous and and the protagonist of the story."

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