Will Democrats try to ration how many hamburgers you can eat?
Is nothing sacred? Democrats want to take away hamburgers from the American people, an ex-Trump aide has warned.AOC later said people should eat fewer hamburgers. It does appear to be part of the anti-freedom agenda contained within the Green New Deal. They want to dictate what you eat and what mode of transportation you achieve and how you keep your home comfortable. They really are control freaks.
The wild claim about a supposed plot to ban the national food came from onetime White House aide Sebastian Gorka at a conservative political jamboree.
The humble ground-beef patty has become ammunition in a US cultural food fight since a Democrat argued Americans should eat fewer of the sandwiches.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been touting a climate change plan.
Railing against Democrats, Mr Gorka told the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Thursday: "They want to take your pickup truck.
"They want to rebuild your home. They want to take away your hamburgers."
Perhaps even more dubiously, he added: "This is what Stalin dreamt about but never achieved."
Ms Ocasio-Cortez provoked conservative scorn this month when she along with Senator Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, unveiled the Green New Deal.
Their policy paper proposed to overhaul the US economy to tackle climate change.
But it was a reference to "farting cows" in a since-retracted accompanying document that invited the ridicule of eager critics.
"We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero, emissions in 10 years because we aren't sure that we'll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast," the offending section said.
There is no reference to banning cows in the text of the Green New Deal itself. So, as Washington politicos used to say, where's the beef?
But Republicans seized on it as evidence of a radical far-left agenda within the Democratic party.