AOC: Trump is 'such a small, mediocre person'


Cue the McRib sauce spittle and/or barking-mad tweetering.

In a recent interview with The New Yorker, the GOP’s bête noire du jour, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, called out Donald Trump in a big way.


Ocasio-Cortez says that she has tried to keep her focus partly by avoiding watching Trump on television: “He relies and thrives on attention, and so the less attention he’s given, even if it’s just one set of eyeballs, the weaker he is.” She said that watching Trump in the House chamber at the State of the Union address made her feel “sick” and “underwhelmed.”

“He is such a small, mediocre person,” she told me. “I grew up with a real romanticism about America. I grew up in a first-generation household where your parents give up everything, and for me America was the greatest thing ever to exist. To be there on the floor of the House was beyond anything my parents would have ever dreamed of. But the person behind the podium was so unskilled. It was kind of sad.”

That's not gonna sit well with the big, bad haircut.

Of course, AOC has become a reliable punching bag for Republicans — but unlike some of our hoarier Democratic reps, she punches back with some ferocity. 

For one thing, she refuses to play the shrinking violet simply because she’s a young-ish woman. Her expert line of inquiry during last week’s Michael Cohen testimony — which set the table for further investigations — was ample proof of that.

“In politics,” as Ashley Reese wrote for Jezebel, “women are often either characterized as hideous harpies like Hillary Clinton or pretty idiots whose ‘craziness’ is bound up with their sex appeal. . . . To her critics, Ocasio-Cortez is firmly in the pretty idiot category.”

When I read that to Ocasio-Cortez, she could only agree. “I feel like I predicted it from day one,” she told me. “The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with. But I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy.”

Well, they were crazy already, but I hear you, AOC.

Read the whole article, if you please. There’s some great stuff about the Green New Deal in there as well.


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