Trump just dissed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her comeback “got under his skin”

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The progressive wing of the Democratic party has been incredibly energized by the arrival in Congress of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). An activist with no fear of pushing intensely for the Democratic Socialist principles that form the basis of her ideology, Ocasio-Cortez has made an impact far beyond what would be expected of someone as young and new to the power circles of Washington DC as she is.

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With all of the intense media attention on the rising Democratic star, it was only a matter of time before the media-whore-in-chief started getting jealous that someone else was getting more and better press than he was. President Trump demonstrated his disdain for the Congresswoman in a contemptuous response to a question about her.

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While Trump’s reply is easily characterized as a mere example of his patriarchal white male privilege and his political posturing, Rep. Ocasio-Cortez thinks that the media attention she’s been receiving is more disturbing to the president than he’s letting on.

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1084831165050249216

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The congressional Democrat with a working-class perspective has certainly made a huge splash with her proposal for a “Green New Deal” to respond to the dangerous looming climate crisis with a massive alternative energy infrastructure program to be funded by a restoral of marginal tax rates on the ultra-wealthy to levels not seen since the right-wing revolution of the Reagan era began to siphon money from the pockets of the middle class and transfer it to the oligarch class.

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She went viral on Twitter last week with a reply to the mischaracterization of her tax proposal by Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) that demonstrated a command of economic policy that makes Trump seem like a failing third grader in math class.

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Ocasio-Cortez used her knowledge of marginal tax rates to respond to Trump’s dismissive attitude with a blow to where she knew it would hurt him the most —right straight in the ego — with a one-two punch that implied that the proven tax cheat inflates the level of his personal wealth and hides his tax returns to hide that fact from the public.

https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1084834446765899776

The wink at the end of the congresswoman’s tweet is a nod to the fact that there are likely many more things that the president is hiding in his tax returns than simply a smaller level of wealth than he’s boasted of.

With Rep. Ocasio-Cortez ready to parry any attack lobbed her way on social media, it’s no wonder that both the president and the Republican establishment have her in their sights with a big target on her back and that progressives across the country are rallying to her side.

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Vinnie Longobardo

Vinnie Longobardo is a 35-year veteran of the TV, mobile, & internet industries, specializing in start-ups and the international media business. His passions are politics, music, and art.

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