AOC Contradicted By Her Own Aunt After She Blamed Trump For Lack Of Aid In Puerto Rico

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to looking ridiculous, but this time it was a member of her own family who did it to her.

Weeks ago the Congresswoman showed photos of her abuela’s dilapidated house in Puerto Rico and claimed that Donald Trump’s administration had blocked aid, but her own aunt says that is not the case, The Daily Mail reported.

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“Just over a week ago, my abuela fell ill. 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,” she said with photos of the home.

“We immediately got to work reaching out to community advocates and leaders and following the money. What’s happening to Puerto Ricans is systemic. Much of it can be traced to La Junta, aka the Wall Street-connected fiscal control board that the US gave power to over the island.

“In the aftermath of María, the Trump admin oversaw two key items: handing millions in public $ to unqualified donor pals (ex Whitefish). The other was to impose extremely difficult eligibility rules for Puerto Ricans, which allowed mass rejections of recovery fund applications.

“I want to be clear – while Trump admin had a major role, it wasn’t just them. La Junta, local policies, etc were all on the same page: policies that pushed out local families. To turn this around, we need audits & get recovery relief to people ASAP, without the onerous strings,” she said in the lengthy tweet thread.

“And for the record – my abuela is doing okay. It’s not about us, but about what’s happening to Puerto Rican’s across the island. She had a place to go to and be cared for – what about the thousands of people who don’t?” she said.

As Rep. Ocasio-Cortez said it was not all Trump’s fault, her aunt said it was not his fault at all.

“In this area people need a lot of help. Many people have needed it for the past four years and haven’t had anything,” she said. But she blamed it on the Puerto Rican administration and not Trump.

“It’s a problem here in Puerto Rico with the administration and the distribution of help. It is not a problem with Washington. We had the assistance and it didn’t get to the people,” she said.

Conservative commentator Matt Walsh took it upon himself to create a very successful fundraiser to raise the funds to fix Ocasio-Cortez’s grandmother’s house.

“On June 2nd, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez reported to Twitter  that her dear abuela has fallen ill and continues to live in squalid conditions since her home was ravaged by Hurricane María,” Walsh said in the GoFundMe fundraiser.

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The fundraiser raised more than $100,000 but someone on Ocasio-Cortez’s family declined to take the funds.

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