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Samantha Putterman
By Samantha Putterman July 11, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez didn’t say she speaks with herself because she has 'a very good brain.' That was Trump

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is no stranger to fake internet memes. Most claim she said things she didn’t say, one disparaged her financial stability and another doctored an image to make it look like she was in a compromising position.

And now we have another, interesting quote that’s been falsely attributed to the New York Democrat on Facebook. 

The post features a photo of Ocasio-Cortez and quotes her as saying: 

"‘I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said lots of things’ - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on foreign policy."

The July 9 post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)

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Alas, she did not say it – Donald Trump did. 

On March 16, 2016, Trump, then considered the Republican-nominee frontrunner, participated in a phone interview for MSNBC’s "Morning Joe" newscast. 

Co-anchor Mika Brzezinski starts off by asking Trump who he consults with on foreign policy issues. Trump replies with the exact statement: "I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said lots of things." He goes on to talk about how he wrote about Osama Bin-Laden before September 11, that he knows what he’s doing and listens and talks to "a lot of people ... but my primary consultant is myself."

 

This quote belongs to Trump, not Ocasio-Cortez. 

We rate this meme Pants on Fire!

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