President Donald Trump just made some surprising comments about radically liberal Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who he described as a “real beauty.” However, the president made sure to add that she “knows nothing” about the economy.
During a speech in Ohio this week, President Trump said Democrats want to “inflict a socialist takeover of the U.S. economy known as the horrendous Green New Deal.”
Trump 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
Trump went on to say that if Ocasio-Cortez gets her way with her radical socialist policies, the United States will become like Venezuela, whose economy has been destroyed by socialism.
“Venezuela was a very wealthy country 20 years ago — one of the wealthiest per capita, one of the wealthiest, tremendous oil reserves, everything. Now they don’t have food. They don’t have water. They don’t have medicine. They don’t have anything. Same thing could happen,” Trump said.
Not stopping there, Trump also talked about Ocasio-Cortez being opposed to fracking.
“They want to ban fracking, which will demolish your state,” he explained. “It will demolish Ohio oil and gas jobs. They want to rejoin the disastrous Paris Climate Accord, where you’ll pay billions and billions of dollars for the privilege of getting ripped off by other countries.”
Ocasio-Cortez is known for being one of the most radical liberals in Congress, and for someone as fiercely anti-Republican as her, Trump’s comments are sure to ruffle her feathers. Despite this, however, Ocasio-Cortez has yet to respond directly to Trump’s remarks.
Perhaps Trump was so on the nose with this, even the notoriously confrontational Ocasio-Cortez had nothing to clap back at him!