Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent her Friday night making instant macaroni and cheese while flirting with the idea of running for president in the future.
During an Instagram Live Q&A session on Friday night, the 29-year-old socialist discussed her election victory on Tuesday and flirted with the idea of maybe running for president in the future.
While making macaroni and cheese and listening to music from a kitchen, the Democratic darling spoke about Shirley Chisholm, an African-American politician and author who died in 2005.
“Chisholm was the first black woman to ever run for president as a nominee of any major political party,” Ocasio-Cortez said while pulling cheese out of the grater.
“She was a congresswoman out of Brooklyn. She was also the first black woman in Congress. And people asked her when she ran for president in the 1970s…60s,” she continued while forgetting the dates and moving from counter to counter.
The socialist went on to say that Chisholm told people that she ran for president because “someone had to be the first,” saying that she knew she was “blazing a trail for.. um.. for.. black candidates.. for.. women.”
Ocasio-Cortez was saying that Chisholm wanted African-Americans, minorities, and women to run for public office, including the presidency.
So, while grating her cheese and breaking into random dance moves in the kitchen, Ocasio-Cortez appeared to be implying that she could run for president.
@Ocasio2018 on Instagram live making mac and cheese while listening to @JanelleMonae is giving me life right now pic.twitter.com/zulL7OgVVq
— cindi mayweather (@MayweatherCindi) November 10, 2018
This is the second time in the past month that Ocasio-Cortez — who recently attacked the “electoral system” because she can’t receive her congressional salary until she becomes a member of Congress — has hinted at a possible presidential run in the future.
While speaking to a small crowd last month in what appears to be a basement, the socialist verbalized her apparent fantasy of being “inaugurated,” an event reserved for a commander-in-chief.