Bronx girl makes good

WASHINGTON • At dawn on the day after the election that rocked her world and her party, working on three hours of sleep, Ms Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez walked out of her Bronx apartment building.

"A sanitation truck pulled up," said the 28-year-old with the contagious smile and an energy that impressed even the dragon-energy president. "The driver reached out his arm to give me a high-five. What that moment tells me is, what we did was right. We are touching the hearts of working people. Democrats should be getting high-fives from sanitation truck drivers - that is what should be happening in America."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2018, with the headline 'Bronx girl makes good'. Print Edition | Subscribe