Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Why She Embraces Her Twitter Trolls

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Ocasio-Cortez went on to explain that the memes about "cow farts" are related to her Green New Deal, which states that "we need to take a look at factory faming" and how it's harming the environment.

During an appearance on Showtime's "Desus and Mero" talkshow, Ocasio-Cortez was asked about the abuse she gets from Twitter trolls and Russian bots.

"I mean, it is heavy, but in a weird way that stuff is validation that you're doing something real", she said.

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Despite being the youngest member of Congress in its history and with just a few months on the job, freshman U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the nation's highest-profile political figures. "What is the point of doing things if you're just trying to maintain the status quo that doesn't help people?"

The discussion continued and she was asked if she thought the critical memes were "weak".

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez doesn't let critics get to her - whether they're hiding behind a computer screen or trolling her in public.

"If you make more than $10 million in one year, which is a pretty good year, your 10 millionth and one dollar gets taxed at 70 percent", Ocasio-Cortez responded. But it's to say, 'Listen, we gotta address factory farming. Maybe we shouldn't be eating a hamburger for breakfast, lunch, and dinner ...

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Ocasio-Cortez was referring to Amazon's recently abandoned plan to build another headquarters location in Long Island City, New York.

"We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast", the FAQ page for her Green New Deal originally said before the page was removed.

The congresswoman further stated reducing climate change is going to come down every choice an individual makes. You can stream the entire episode for free on YouTube, or on Showtime.

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