Ocasio Cortez claims Trump ‘can’t even read briefings written in full sentences’ after he mocks chaotic Green New Deal outline as ‘high school term paper that got a low mark’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Donald Trump as a semi-illiterate fool on Monday, minutes after the president slammed her ‘Green New Deal’ proposal as juvenile and poorly conceived.
‘It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark,’ Trump said of the sweeping outline that the New York Democrat unveiled last week.
The president was speaking at a raucous rally in El Paso, Texas.
‘Ah yes,’ Ocasio-Cortez sliced in a tweet, ‘a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution.’
She added a line that she attribute to The Washington Post: ‘Reading the intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred “style of learning,” according to a person with knowledge of the situation.’
That left out two words: ‘traditionally dense,’ which the Post used to describe the daily briefing book that presidents have oten perused during their morning hours.
The Post reported on Trump’s intelligence consumption habits a year ago, in February 2018.
It reported that the president ‘has opted to rely on an oral briefing of select intelligence issues in the Oval Office rather than getting the full written document delivered to review separately each day.’
The Green New Deal itself has become the subject of mockery online as conservatives lampooed Ocasio-Cortez for a communications rollout guide, produced by her chief of staff, that argued for a range of environmental remedies including phasing out all air travel and eliminating ‘farting cows’ from U.S. agriculture.
It also proposed to guarantee economic security for Americans who are ‘unwilling to work.’ Ocasio-Cortez has since disclaimed that stated goal.
On Monday night she appeared careful to cite the narrowly drawn Green New Deal ‘House Resolution’ rather than the more chaotic planning document.
That resolution, which has not attracted enough support to pass, would be non-binding. it consists of a series of ‘whereas’ statements and a conclusion that 15 broad actions are needed.
No details or action plans are included.