Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Elizabeth Warren Poke Fun at CNN Reporter's Scoop About Their Lunch Together

If there's one thing politicians in D.C. like to do, it's eat lunch. If there's one thing that reporters on the D.C. politics beat like to do, it's spot politicians at lunch and write about it. These two desires collided Thursday afternoon when a CNN reporter spotted the House's most talked about freshman noshing with an outspoken senator and presidential candidate.

CNN's Greg Krieg, citing two anonymous sources, tweeted Thursday that he had confirmed that Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Elizabeth Warren "had lunch today in D.C.," which he later made more precise by clarifying that the two legislators had lunch "together."

While some politicians might issue a denial about such a scandalous report, Ocasio-Cortez met the news head-on, tweeting out her own scoop on the meeting: "BREAKING: We had labneh," referring to a type of Greek yogurt.

Not one to be blown away by this media maelstrom, Warren provided her own insider information about the not-so-top-secret meet-up.

"BREAKING: We also had iced tea!" noted the 2020 presidential hopeful.

This scoop ultimately made its way off Twitter and onto CNN.com, where a rep for Ocasio-Cortez provided a little more detail on what the congresswoman from New York discussed with the Massachusetts senator.

"The congresswoman has been meeting with various presidential candidates to talk about the issues," said Ocasio-Cortez's communications director, who also told CNN that Warren did not discuss the possibility of Ocasio-Cortez endorsing the senator's presidential run.

Warren is lagging behind the early leaders for the 2020 Democratic nomination. According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, the senator is running a distant fifth to former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Bernie Sanders, former Representative Beto O'Rourke and Senator Kamala Harris.

However, the Iowa caucus, which is usually seen as the first bellwether of a candidate's success, is still 10 months away, so these early numbers may mean nothing when it comes time for the 2020 primaries.

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