In her First Thoughts on Fox Nation Tuesday, Tomi Lahren said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's rhetoric may make members of older generations scratch their heads, but the youth in America seem to be taking her seriously.

Lahren noted that Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has pushed far-left policies like the Green New Deal and Medicare for all. She has also raised eyebrows with some controversial or inaccurate claims, like saying that unemployment is low because people are working two jobs, and that the three branches of government are "the presidency, the Senate and the House."

"I could go on and on and on, but your brain would hurt and mine would to," Lahren said. "Problem is, my peers, your kids, your grandkids, they think she’s a genius, a revolutionary, a political savior. And that’s the problem."

Lahren said that Ocasio-Cortez has mastered social media, which gives her a powerful platform to reach her millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram.

"I applaud her ability to connect with people, but it’s also pretty terrifying to think young people will vote for her and people like her simply because she eats popcorn on the floor and builds IKEA furniture. Is that really the bar for electability these days?" Lahren said.

She said citizens must be reminded that America was built on freedom, capitalism and hard work, not on socialism, handouts and demanding free things.

"We have to get better at teaching that, along with actual common sense finance, the branches of government and where money comes from," Lahren said. "That is the only way we're going to be able to save our country from people like AOC, who may be well-intentioned, but a well-intentioned moron."

"So yeah, we can actually learn from AOC. It’s called a cautionary tale, and she is our best teacher."

Watch a clip above, and see Lahren's full daily commentaries exclusively on Fox Nation.

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