Fresh off her upset victory over longtime Queens congressman Joseph Crowley in Tuesday's primary, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, giving America a chance to get to know a Democratic Socialist. When Colbert asked her what Democratic socialism means, the 28-year-old explained, "I believe that in a modern, moral and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live."

Colbert, who admitted to not knowing who she was before her dramatic win, pointed out that the polls had her down by 36 points, but then she defeated Crowley, the heads of the Queens political machine, by 15 points. "That's 51 points!" he exclaimed.

Noting that polling is not always accurate, Ocasio-Cortez reasoned, "There’s the big thing—polling, people try to identify who’s the most likely person to turn out, and what we did is that we changed who turns out and that changes the whole election." The she mentioned how she ran into two 19-year-olds right before the polls closed who excitedly told her that they voted for her, "I was, like, 19 years old, voting in an off-year, mid-term, primary election?"

Colbert brought up President Donald Trump's Tweet mocking Crowley's loss and asked, "Are you going to be nicer to the president?"

"Well, you know, the President is from Queens—and with all due respect, half of my district is from Queens—I don't think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx," Ocasio-Cortez said.

Ocasio-Cortez's upstart campaign was fueled by volunteers and persistence—see her door knock-strategy at work in this October 2017 video from WNYC: