Ocasio-Cortez Sends Warning to Trump About Calling Her ‘Young Bartender’
AOC responds to President Trump shredding her Green New Deal
Trump shredded the freshman Democrat and her push for socialism during a fundraiser on Tuesday evening, in which he declared that he hopes Dems "don't kill" Green New Deal "because we want to be able to run against it."
The fresh criticism from President Trump, that AOC's Climate Change proposal was “done by a young bartender,” prompted a response from the controversial congresswoman.
Ocasio-Cortez told Newsweek Wednesday that the “last guy who underestimated me lost.”
“That’s all I gotta say about that,” she added.
The blast from Trump was a reference to the New York lawmaker's previous line of work, as less than a year ago, Ocasio-Cortez was working as a bartender before entering Congress.
According to Newsweek, in an unexpected upset, the freshman New York congresswoman and former bartender unseated incumbent Democratic Congressman Joseph Crowley in her 2018 primary election by roughly 14 percentage points.
She then went on to beat Republican Anthony Pappas in the general election by more than 64 percentage points.
Ocasio-Cortez has faced continued criticism from Republicans and the president for her ambitious climate change proposal.
The thinly veiled manifesto for socialism in the United States seeks to eradicate fossil fuels and air travel within 10 years—a feat critics say is unrealistic, given the time frame, in addition to overly expensive.
In draft documents that were later walked back by the congresswoman's office, the plan called for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and promised a living wage to people who are "unwilling to work."
“A young bartender, wonderful young woman, the Green New Deal. The first time I heard it, I said, ‘That's the craziest thing,’” Trump said Tuesday evening at a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee.
But he told Republicans not to kill the proposal just yet.
“Don't kill it because we want to be able to run against it,” the president said.
“If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose.”
In a Senate vote last week, Green New Deal was crushed, without receiving a single "yes" vote from AOC's fellow Democrats.
Dems voted "present," with Republicans voting against it, leaving the final vote at 0-57.
Despite House Democratic leadership showing little willingness to consider the Green New Deal as a whole, Ocasio-Cortez told Newsweek that was "not the point" of the proposal.
"I think we’ve accomplished 90 percent of the resolution’s goals, which is a plan,” she said.
“What we should be debating are the technologies and actual policies that we’re enacting.
"The ones that we should be entertaining are in the resolution itself.”