On Jan. 6, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez appeared on “60 Minutes” where which she flat out called President Trump a racist. Journalist Anderson Cooper asked her if she believes Trump to be a racist and Ocasio-Cortez responded by saying “yeah, yeah, no question.” She then went on to explain her view, saying that his response to Charlottesville and his actions towards people seeking asylum is a testament to his racism.
“When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy, when you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s night and day,” she said.
Yesterday, another journalist asked Trump what he thought about Ocasio-Cortez’s comments toward him. He simply responded with: “Who cares?”
Ocasio-Cortez addressed his unfazed comment on Twitter writing: “I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin.” She followed it with a laugh/crying emoji.
But she wasn’t done. She went on to dish on the real reason why the president hasn’t disclosed his taxes to the public. She said on Twitter: “I’d say we’d be taxing 70 percent of Trump’s income, but he probably hasn’t made more than $10 million in years — and that’s the real reason he’s hiding his taxes.”
Damn, girl. Hit em’ where it hurts!
This isn’t the first time Trump has made a swipe at Ocasio-Cortez.
Before Ocasio-Cortez’s historic win against former Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley, Trump said he knew Ocasio-Cortez would win.
“So I’m watching television and I see this young woman on television and I say, ‘Who’s that?'” Trump said in Bloomberg. “Oh, she’s campaigning against Joe. You know who Joe is, right? Queens. Crowley. So, I say, ah, let me just watch her for a second. Wonderful thing, TiVo. So you go back. Hah. Tell him he’s going to lose.”
But then he went on to say: “Now, I don’t agree with her views. Her views are terrible.”
This is probably nowhere near the end of their beef. But then again, who doesn’t have beef against the president?