Marjorie Taylor Greene is, if you believe her narrative, the victim of a media campaign to cover up her true identity. In fact, she’s pretty sure that Americans don’t realize that she’s a mom, and that she’s very smart.
Greene engaged in an interview with Church Militant, and complained that the media had “created a character” of her. (She may have meant “caricature.”) She says the “character” that has been created covers up some of the most important facts about who she is as a person, including that being a mom is the most important thing to her, and that she’s “actually very smart.”
In an interview with the right-wing Catholic organization Church Militant, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene complains that people don't really know her "because the media created a character of me": "They don't want the American people to understand that I'm actually very smart." pic.twitter.com/wIcJ5hDA10
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“The reason why they don’t know who I truly am is because the media created a character of me, and that’s the character they want to present to the American people. They don’t want the American people to know that I’m a wife, mother, and that I think being a mother is the best part of my life. They don’t want the American people to understand that I’m actually very smart, successful in business, and great with strategy, and that I’m very passionate and committed to serving in Congress…they don’t want anyone to like me..because if they liked me, then my ideas and policy and legislation will be successful.”
Some of this is demonstrably inaccurate — for instance, the media reported on her marriage, such as when OK Magazine covered reports that she had filed for divorce when having affairs with multiple men, and reported on her temporary part-ownership of a Crossfit branded gym both during her campaign and when, as Insider covers here, Crossfit disavowed her publicly for spreading q-anon conspiracy theories.
As for her intelligence, it’s true that media frequently reports what Greene actually says, such as earlier today when texts leaked showing she reached out to Trump about “marshall [martial] law,” and when she thought that maybe Jewish space lasers were responsible for wildfires.
As for her strategy skills, she recently had the opportunity to present those under oath, when asked if she had been a part of plotting illegal efforts to overturn the 2020 election, but unfortunately, she testified that she didn’t remember much of it.
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