Trump called AOC a 'young woman who is not talented' and she pointed out the obvious

Joanna Taylor
Wednesday 15 July 2020 13:00
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just shut down Trump's ridiculous claim that she's "not talented" in the perfect way.

Trump said that the congresswoman is "not talented in many ways" during his White House rose garden address as he launched an attack on her Green New Deal.

Joe Biden put AOC, a young woman – not talented in many ways – in charge of his energy plan and the environment.

When I first saw the Green New Deal, I thought it was a joke.

Ocasio-Cortez, who at 29 became the youngest woman to ever serve in congress, hit back at Trump by comparing their credentials.

Last year, investigative newspaper ProPublica unearthed "inconsistencies" in Trump's tax documents for the businesses he ran in Manhattan, which is likely what AOC is referring to.

He also famously did not release his tax returns after being elected, despite it being customary for a new president to do so.

Trump did inherit vast amounts of wealth from his family before setting up his own business.

Remember when, in 2015, he claimed that his career "has not been easy" because he had to pay back his father a "small loan" of a million dollars?

Trump was then elected president in 2016, despite having no formal experience in politics.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, on the other hand, is so iconic that there's an entire Netflix documentary about the way she and other young, progressive women of colour shook up US politics after being elected to Congress in 2018.

She has since taken on designing a Green New Deal for the US and helped to raise more than $300,000 to protect young trans people.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Trump's comment about AOC wasn't his only erratic statement in his rose garden address.

The president tried to claim that Joe Biden is "far right" and that the EU was formed to "take advantage of the United States".

He was only supposed to give a short statement about the America's relationship with China.

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