However, she’s made her fair share of enemies too, and they’re not particularly clever.
One Twitter user, by the name of @CloydRiverPics, felt it funny to try and mock Ocasio-Cortez’s bartending past.
According to Cloyd’s new hat design, it’s something to make fun of:
Make AOC Bartend Again. Merica.
— Cloyd Rivers Pics (@CloydRiversPics) May 13, 2019
Right, because someone’s blue-collar past decides they’re unfit to serve?
No, and Twitter was not having it.
— sorry for party rockin XD (@HeartOfTheOak) May 15, 2019
Not having it at all.
Many were quick to point out the flaws of the original poster, even going after his name:
Your name is cloyd
— Adzes (@adzesband) May 15, 2019
They're angry that someone has actually worked and earned their place in politics instead of just being given it.
— Sister Frog Fella | #Steve4Smash (@BastionBeepedy) May 15, 2019
Others were fast to point out how this appears to be a reoccurring thread among the MAGA community: “Women in power are scary.”
— diana???? (@dianaibarrax) May 15, 2019
The ignorant would rather be intimidated by the girl from the Bronx than recognize the fact she's fighting for them.
— Cindy McDougal (@USFLCMC) May 16, 2019
Aww its cute how much a woman in power scares you, its ok you can come out and see 2019, it wont bite
— louie (@louiskid502) May 16, 2019
Others happily tore apart Cloyd’s unoriginal design by using Ocasio-Cortez’s name on the gross MAGA hat:
Cletus just because ur obsessed with one particular democratic senator doesn’t mean your child wants to model your recycled joke-hat
— Garrett Russell (@SilentGarrett) May 16, 2019
However, in the end, most agreed that this was a meaningless gesture in the path of a strong-minded public servant:
She isn’t going anywhere. AOC is going to be president one day
— Brandon G (@brandon_g907) May 15, 2019