Investor calls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘financially illiterate’ for her role in destroying the Amazon deal at same conference where she unveiled a radical 2020 plan for Democrats…(3…)

Saturday, April 6, 2019
By Paul Martin

Tracy Maitland, president and chief investment officer of Advent Capital Management, was speaking at an Al Sharpton conference in the city
Maitland said: ‘The people campaigning against the Amazon campus are financially illiterate. I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon.’
Calling it a ‘disgrace’ he said AOC needs to be ‘better educated’ or ‘voted out’
CUNY chairman also said it had ‘snatched away’ opportunities from students
The Democrat freshman had earlier called for numerous progressive policies
She also drew criticism for seeming to affect an accent at the event

By LAUREN FRUEN
DAILYMAIL.COM
6 April 2019

An investor has labelled Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘financially illiterate’ for her role in destroying the Amazon deal which saw the retail giant pull out of New York.

Tracy Maitland, president and chief investment officer of Advent Capital Management, was speaking at an Al Sharpton conference in the city where AOC had herself earlier unveiled a radical 2020 victory plan for Democrats.

During a panel discussion Maitland said: ‘The people campaigning against the Amazon campus are financially illiterate.’

He later told The New York Post: ‘This was a disgrace. I partially blame AOC for the loss of Amazon. She doesn’t know what she doesn’t know. That’s scary.

CUNY chairman Bill Thompson also said the pull out meant job opportunities were ‘snatched away’ from students of the City University.

He said: ‘We were at the table talking to Amazon on how students could get jobs, those opportunities were snatched away.

Speaking about the predominately black and Latino students, Thompson added: ‘Those students look like us. We’re talking thousands of high-paying jobs. It was a disappointment from a CUNY perspective.’

Earlier Ocasio-Cortez had called for reparations to black Americans for slavery.

The freshman Democrat is pushing the controversial policy that has gained traction among the field of candidates bidding to oust Republican Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

It was among a list of other left-leaning policies including support for free public colleges and speaking about her cornerstone Green New Deal Ocasio-Cortez said she ‘would not shy away’ from bold decisions on health care, wages and prison reform.

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