Ocasio-Cortez Insults Trump’s Intelligence After He Compared Green New Deal to a ‘Bad High School Paper’

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After President Donald Trump criticized the controversial “Green New Deal” at his 2020 campaign rally, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez insulted the president’s intelligence.

During the president’s first 2020 campaign rally in El Paso, Texas, Trump compared the new legislation to a bad paper.

“Sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark,” Trump said.

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Ocasio-Cortez responded soon after the comments were released, citing a Washington Post article that claimed the president had trouble reading.

“Reading the intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred ‘style of learning,’ according to a person with knowledge of the situation,” the Washington Post article read.

Ocasio-Cortez used that quote to insult his intelligence and say it was hypocritical to insult her piece of legislation.

“Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez.

As IJR previously reported, many have criticized the proposed legislation as impossible to sustain.

Initiatives such as higher taxes and universal healthcare were called a “Socialist wish list” by the Republican National Committee. Even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has seemed to pass over the proposal as unrealistic.

Although Trump’s criticism can be abrasive, insulting his intelligence based on an anonymous source may not be the best way for Ocasio-Cortez to gain support for the legislation.

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Rocky Drummond
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“President Donald Trump criticized the controversial “Green New Deal””

In what way did he criticize the GND and, less directly, AOC (or other powerful women)?

First of all, he can’t call AOC out by name. When does he EVER use her name? He can’t because that would add legitimacy to her and he doesn’t want to do that.

Also, the reference to a poor high school term paper is a way of delegitimizing her by indicating that she is too young to be in her powerful position.

banstan
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“insulting his intelligence based on an anonymous source may not be the best way for Ocasio-Cortez to gain support for the legislation.” ESPECIALLY an anonymous quoted in jeff bozo’s newspaper.

Tery Gohsman
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He didn’t say he read it.

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