Trump Dismisses Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as “A Young Bartender”
United States lawmakers have traditionally come from privileged backgrounds. That began to change in 2018, with a surge of new congressional candidates from all walks of life. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, famously worked as a bartender before becoming the representative for New York’s 14th district.
Donald Trump, though, does not think that this different sort of life experience could make someone a better congressperson. Trump mocked Ocasio-Cortez and her Green New Deal, dismissing her as a “young bartender.”
The president made the remarks during the National Republican Campaign Committee dinner. He told the laughing crowd, “”The Green New Deal, done by a young bartender, 29 years old.”
He then lampooned those Democrats who would listen to her:
“A young bartender, wonderful young woman. The Green New Deal. The first time I heard it I said, ‘That’s the craziest thing.’ You have senators that are professionals that you guys know that have been there for a long time … and they’re standing behind her shaking. They’re petrified of her.”
Ocasio-Cortez has been a frequent target of conservative lawmakers. She has, however, proven that she is more than capable of trading verbal barbs.
Republicans are also fighting against the Green New Deal. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has announced his intentions of calling for a vote on the plan, only to see it fail.