On Monday night, President Trump touched down in El Paso and spoke at a rally in support of his border wall. Amidst the president’s typical baseless ranting, Trump made a point to criticize Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution, calling it a “high school term paper”.
“Too many Democrats are focused on tearing down their opposition instead of building up our country,” Trump said. “They’re trying to impose some of the most extreme measures and policies ever put forward by our Congress. And by the way, I don’t think anybody in this room wants to be 70, 80, 90 and 95 percent tax, does anybody want to pay a 90 percent tax?”
The president stepped away from his mike while the rally proceeded to boo in response to the purposefully antagonistic question.
Returning to the mic, Trump responds to his own assertion adding, “You know, you look at what we’ve done with jobs, what we’ve done with the economy, how low your taxes are — the lowest they’ve been almost from the beginning — who the hell wants to change what we are doing now? We are a hot, hot country.”
A “hot, hot” country, folks…
The president went on to criticize Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal resolution calling it, “a massive government takeover that would destroy the incredible economic gains.”
“It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark,” Trump said.
Of course, it wasn’t long before AOC fired back at Trump’s critique.
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
(“Reading the intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred ‘style of learning,’ according to a person with knowledge of the situation.”
- @washingtonpost) https://t.co/O7daeYlXZO
The Bronx native took to Twitter to respond to Trump’s idiocy writing, “Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution.”
AOC also quoted a story from The Washington Post which said, “Reading the intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred ‘style of learning.’”
You tell him, AOC.