FACT CHECK: Did AOC Say The US Should Print $34 Trillion To Pay National Debt?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports New York Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed that the US Government should print money to pay off national debt.

Verdict: False

The claim is inaccurate.

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A post shared on Facebook alleges Cortez called for The US to print money to pay its $34 trillion debt. The caption reads, “If AOC’s princely &32 trillion to pay off the national debt passes, our dollar will be devalued to who knows what, then the cost of living would skyrocket even more!”

The caption is inaccurate. The original post was from a parody twitter account called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Press Release (Parody) that posted the claim saying, “We should just print the 34 trillion dollars and pay off our national debt.” The account’s bio also reiterates that it is a parody account.

Cortez addressed this Twitter account back in May 2023 and clarified that the account is a parody. She said in part, “FYI there’s a fake account on here impersonating me and going viral.” (RELATED: Video Claims To Show Chinese Communist Party Destroying Mosque)

This is not the first time misinformation was shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim Ferrari asked Andrew Tate to tell his students to “chill.”

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter