But the Morning Joe panel seems unimpressed with AOC’s understanding of the underlying economics. The criticism started cautiously, with host Joe Scarborough ostensibly introducing the segment without naming the recently elected congresswoman by name. “New York City wasn’t handing cash to Amazon. It was an incentive program based on job creation producing tax revenue,” Scarborough said, adding “There isn’t a $3 billion pile of money that can now be spent on subways or education.”

But Donny Deutsch played his role of the “bull in a china shop” and openly invited AOC to criticize him on Twitter, because, that would likely promote his brand. Deutsch made his concerns plain, saying “we are in a dangerous place and if people in the party doesn’t start to speak up against people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who is young and dynamic but does not know what she’s talking about, they’re going to hand the presidency back to Donald Trump.”