- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Chase Bank this week for posting a #MondayMotivation tweet advising customers to spend more wisely.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Chase Bank suggested Monday that customers try saving their money by making their own coffee and meals instead of going out.

“You: why is my balance so low,” the tweet read. “Bank account: make coffee at home. Bank account: eat the food that’s in the fridge. Bank account: you don’t need a cab, it’s only three blocks. You: I guess we’ll never know. Bank account: seriously?”

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The tweet, which ended with the hashtag, #MondayMotivation, sparked a wave of backlash for allegedly poor-shaming. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez, a democratic socialist from New York, issued a snarky tweet ripping the bank for missing the point.

Ms. Warren, a Democratic presidential candidate, tweeted similar criticism and also ripped Chase for accepting a $25 billion taxpayer bailout during the global financial crisis.

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown used the controversy to rip JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon’s salary.

Chase deleted its #MondayMotivation tweet amid the backlash later Monday, thanking users for the feedback.

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