‘Who cares?’ Trump dismisses 29-year-old Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a wave of his hand after she calls him a ‘racist’
- Reporter at the White House asked Trump to respond to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling him a racist
- ‘Who cares?’ he responded
- The 29-year-old socialist Democrat thinks she’s getting under Trump’s skin
- The president has taken pains to avoid acknowledging her rising popularity on the Democratic Party’s left flank
President Donald Trump said Monday that he’s not paying any attention to the pot-shots fired by liberal wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Asked at the White House to respond to her claim that he’s a ‘racist,’ Trump shook his head, waved dismissively and grimaced: ‘Who cares?’
A White House pool reporter put Trump on the spot about one of his most closely watched antagonists.
‘Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has called you a racist,’ the journalist yelled over the hum of Marine One on the South Lawn.
‘Who did?’ Trump asked?
Donald Trump dismissed the youngest member of Congress with a wave of his hand Monday, responding to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s branding him a racist with his own jab: ‘Who cares?’
Ocasio-Cortez (left), a socialist New York Democrat who is 29 years old, has branded Trump a ‘racist’ at least twice this month, including once on ’60 Minutes’; she’s pictured Monday with fellow freshman Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico
Ocasio-Cortez is convinced she’s getting under Trump’s skin, comparing the President of the United States to the drunken pub crawlers she once served as a bartender in New York City
‘Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez,’ came the answer.
‘Who cares?’ the president huffed in the verbal equivalent of an eye-roll, moving on to take questions about China trade negotiations and the 24-day-old partial government shutdown.
Ocasio-Cortez fired back on Twitter, telling her 2.4 million followers: ‘I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin.’
The message ended with an emoji depicting tears of laughter.
The a 29-year-old freshman Demorcatic lawmaker from New York self-identifies as an economic socialist. She started the fight with Trump in a ’60 Minutes’ interview that aired January 6.
Prompted with a question from Anderson Cooper about whether she believes Trump is a racist, she didn’t skip a beat: ‘Yeah. Yeah. No question.’
Trump took questions before crossing the South Lawn of the White House on Monday and boarding Marine One; he headed to New Orleans for a speech to the American Farm Bureau Federation
Ocasio-Cortez has pulled no punches with her claims that Trump is a racist
The White House fired back with a statement that the president has ‘repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.’
By January 8, Ocasio-Cortez was laying out her case on Twitter.
‘The President defended Neo-Nazis who murdered a woman in Charlottesville. The Dept of Justice sued him for not renting to Black tenants. He launched his campaign by calling Mexicans “rapists.” He banned Muslims,’ she wrote.
‘The President is racist. And that should make you uncomfortable.’
On Sunday, in the midst of a separate Twitter explosion about Iowa Republicanb Rep. Steve King, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that ‘I never called anyone racist, just inadequate.’