'We also had iced tea': Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have a little fun on Twitter after reporters share that the pair had lunch in DC
- Senator Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joked on Twitter about having lunch together in Washington, DC after various reporters tweeted about their meeting.
- "BREAKING: we had labneh," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to CNN reporter Greg Krieg writing that two of his sources confirmed the lunch.
- Warren got in on the fun too, jokingly adding, "BREAKING: we also had iced tea!" in response to Ocasio-Cortez's tweet.
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Labneh is a type of soft cheese that resembles yogurt commonly found in Middle Eastern dishes that is gaining popularity in American restaurants.Read more: 'But his WhatsApp': Hillary Clinton and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez poked fun at revelations that Jared Kushner used WhatsApp messages for White House business
"This thick and creamy spreadable 'cheese' is a Lebanese staple made by straining yogurt," Cooking Light food writer Jennifer Kushnier wrote of labneh last year. "Think of it as a less-tart version of cream cheese, but with more protein and fewer calories, fat, and sodium."Following Ocasio-Cortez's tweet, Google searches for labneh immediately skyrocketed, as one tweeter pointed out. It's not clear what the two Democratic lawmakers discussed over lunch. The support of Ocasio-Cortez could possibly be a boon for Warren, who is currently running for the Democratic presidential nomination from the progressive wing of the party.
While Ocasio-Cortez is a high-profile and influential figure in the progressive wing of the Democratic party, she's just 29 years old, meaning she's too young to be a possible vice-presidential candidate for any of the 2020 contenders.