On Thursday morning, President Donald Trump blasted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) during an interview on Fox Business, calling her a “poor student.” Now, she’s firing back by demanding that Trump release his own college transcript.
“AOC was a poor student,” Trump said, according to Fox News. “This is not even a smart person, other than she’s got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps.”
Not stopping there, Trump added that Democrats are “all afraid of her.”
Trump on AOC: "AOC was a poor student … this is not even a smart person, other than she's got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps." pic.twitter.com/usijJRqlqK
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez wasted no time in clapping back at the president on her own Twitter page.
“Let’s make a deal, Mr. President,” she wrote. “You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student. Loser has to fund the Post Office.”
Let’s make a deal, Mr. President:
You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student.
Loser has to fund the Post Office. https://t.co/OXnmJxufIw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 13, 2020
The Post Office dig referred to the Democrats’ latest demand to provide billions to the cash-poor agency to help it deal with a surge in mail-in voting. Trump has told Democrats that they need to be willing to negotiate on coronavirus relief if they want money for the USPS.
This comes one week after Trump gave a speech in which he referred to Ocasio-Cortez as a “real beauty” who “knows nothing” about the economy.
While appearing at a rally in Ohio, Trump said Democrats want to “inflict a socialist takeover of the U.S. economy known as the horrendous Green New Deal.”
The president added that the Green New Deal “was conceived by a young woman AOC — AOC plus three, I say — AOC, that’s a real beauty, isn’t it?”
“She knows as much about the environment — do we have any young children here? — as that young child over there. I think he knows more. And she certainly knows nothing about the economy,” he said.
"@AOC, that's a real beauty, isn't it? She knows as much about the environment — do we have any young children here — as that young child over there. I think he knows more and she certainly knows nothing about the economy." – President Trump pic.twitter.com/PxxbAFmg9X
— BG (@TheBGates) August 6, 2020
Ocasio-Cortez has made a name for herself as a Democratic socialist who is one of the most radically Left people in Congress.