There’s a marvelous scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest” where an advertising executive, played by Cary Grant, swipes a taxi from another man by claiming that his secretary is ill. When she chides him for the lie, Grant unblinkingly replies: “In the world of advertising, there’s no such thing as a lie. There’s only expedient exaggeration.”
Like so many of these shiny objects that people get totally excited about... once you get close enough you start to see that it ain't so shiny. I think [Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] is crumbling under the pressure of answering questions."
Her famous claim that the US could save $21 trillion by keeping tighter controls on Pentagon budgets was obviously ludicrous.