Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: I don’t think Trump ‘knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx’

New York Democratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said late Thursday that she doesn’t think President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE “knows how to deal with a girl” who is from the Bronx.

During an appearance on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Ocasio-Cortez spoke about her win over Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyCrowley, Shuster moving to K Street GOP lawmaker: Amazon would be moving into NY if Ocasio-Cortez wasn't elected Crowley says he 'didn’t underestimate' Ocasio-Cortez in primary challenge MORE (D-N.Y.) in the 14th District’s Democratic primary. 

Colbert, however, asked Ocasio-Cortez about the president’s tweet regarding Crowley’s loss. 

“Well you know, the president is from Queens, and with all due respect — half of my district is from Queens — I don’t think he knows how to deal with a girl from the Bronx,” she told Colbert.

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Ocasio-Cortez criticized Trump this week for his remarks about Crowley.

“It is unacceptable to be disrespectful of Congressman Crowley,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN in an interview.

“He’s done some phenomenal, phenomenal work for the Bronx and Queens." 

The president on Tuesday called Crowley a "big Trump hater" following the upset in New York.

“Wow! Big Trump Hater Congressman Joe Crowley, who many expected was going to take Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Trump, Dems open drug price talks | FDA warns against infusing young people's blood | Facebook under scrutiny over health data | Harris says Medicare for all isn't socialism Dems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle Steve King asks for Congressional Record correction over white supremacist quote MORE’s place, just LOST his primary election,” the president wrote on Twitter. 

“In other words, he’s out! That is a big one that nobody saw happening. Perhaps he should have been nicer, and more respectful, to his President!”

Ocasio-Cortez will face off against the Republican nominee for Congress in the November general election in a heavily blue New York City district.