With millions of people stuck inside due to the global pandemic that's upended daily life in the United States, people are turning to new forms of entertainment.
The Nintendo Switch game Animal Crossing has surged in popularity since lockdown orders began. Along with Tiger King and Masterclass, it's become one of the most notable pandemic-era entertainment features.
That's why Democratic Congresswoman and avid gamer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) decided to get a Nintendo Switch and soon began playing Animal Crossing herself—even virtually visiting some of her former constituents along the way.
AOC tweeted about the venture earlier this week.
Hi there! Very new to this. I would like to visit random people’s islands and leave a doodle or note on their bull… https://t.co/3kD1qLlzlu— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1588888608.0
While most people answered the Congresswoman's questions and supported the new adventure, trolls soon began emerging from under the Twitter bridge.
Among those trolls was DeAnna Lorraine—a failed congressional candidate whose current claim to fame is posting supportive replies to President Donald Trump's tweets.
She balked at the idea that Ocasio-Cortez had time for recreation.
@AOC Are you kidding me? We're paying you to play Animal Crossing? OMG.— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸) 1588889595.0
AOC responded with one of her famously terse clapbacks.
@DeAnna4Congress Curious for your thoughts on Trump’s golf bills— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) 1588954975.0
The Congresswoman reminded the failed congressional candidate of Trump's numerous golf trips since his inauguration.
The President has golfed an estimated 249 times, with the costs amounting to around 139 million dollars. That sounds a lot more expensive than a game on Nintendo Switch.
DeAnna tried to clap back herself...
Every President plays golf. Most of his golf outings are with other leaders and he's taking care of business simul… https://t.co/ILSC4yMllZ— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸) 1588955225.0
Before asking AOC to debate her.
.@AOC, I think we should have a debate if you're not too busy playing video games. Let's talk about why your dream… https://t.co/wMmfZfOrhG— DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸 (@DeAnna Lorraine 🇺🇸) 1588957025.0
But her attempts at a comeback only made things worse.
@DeAnna4Congress Admit it @DeAnna4Congress you got served. Have a seat.— American Psycho (@American Psycho) 1588956073.0
@DeAnna4Congress Own it https://t.co/ytjbf2g4ZX— Dee Rock (@Dee Rock) 1588956105.0
@DeAnna4Congress You got absolutely dunked on and came back with NOTHING wow— Tyler B (@Tyler B) 1588956923.0
@DeAnna4Congress Yo you really thought you had something with this huh? 😭😂— Saige (@Saige) 1588957769.0
@DeAnna4Congress If you have nothing smart to say, just be quiet. This is why you can't even get on the ballot— Lagiean (@Lagiean) 1588960033.0
It's almost like DeAnna thinks every lawmaker has to work 24 hours a day.
@DeAnna4Congress @AOC Diana, I can certainly understand your concern. The normal work week in the United States i… https://t.co/2w7HrAwycd— Cinny (@Cinny) 1588957262.0
@DeAnna4Congress @AOC Omg she plays games with her free time! How dare she?— Mike Kurylo (@Mike Kurylo) 1588958305.0
@DeAnna4Congress @AOC Pretty confident she is allowed to be a person also. Not just a congresswoman.— Daniel Rowan (@Daniel Rowan) 1588958459.0
Looks like DeAnna is just as good at losing Twitter feuds as she is losing congressional primaries.