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.
Trump talks about the Green New Deal during his rally in El Paso, Texas:
"It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark." pic.twitter.com/bvYZC2a5LL
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) February 12, 2019
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.
Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 12, 2019
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.