The 29-year-old Democrat's stoic act of defiance against the president was a huge hit on social media, prompting many jokes and memes.
Yet, she herself didn't see the funny side of things, especially when being accused of not being 'spirited and warm' by Peggy Noonan, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal and a former speechwriter for president Ronald Reagan.
And good natured with the white jackets, who I see some on twitter are calling the straight jackets. AOC had a rare… https://t.co/I2cQXDfGck
Ocasio-Cortez took exception to this critical review of her stance at the State of the Union and replied asking why she should have acted in any way impressed by Trump's speech, calling it an "unsettling night for our country".
Why should I be “spirited and warm” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU?
Tonight was an unsettling night for our cou… https://t.co/hqkj7gbcdH