Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. for her recent remarks on the ills of the capitalist system during an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“AOC trying to explain economics … is sort of like watching a badger trying to explain calculus,” Shapiro said on “The Ben Shapiro Show,” Tuesday.

During the Monday event, Ocasio-Cortez attacked billionaires for “taking a billion dollars” “off the backs” of their employees, who she said were “undocumented people,” “black and brown people being paid under a living wage” and “single mothers.”

“No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” Ocasio-Cortez said during a discussion with author Ta-Nehisi Coates. “I’m not here to villainize and to say billionaires are inherently morally corrupt. … It’s to say that this system that we

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