Ocasio-Cortez after Trump says 'who cares?' about her calling him racist: 'We got under his skin'

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"Who cares?" Trump told reporters outside the White House, shaking his head and waving his hand.

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Ocasio-Cortez seized on the moment to go after Trump on Twitter, mocking his wealth and his refusal to disclose his taxes.

"I bartended for *years* in New York City I understand guys like this like the back of my hand," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "We got under his skin." 

In a "60 Minutes" interview broadcast earlier this month, Ocasio-Cortez said there's "no question" Trump is racist. She cited his response to a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., and his rhetoric toward immigrants.

The White House pushed back on her assertion, pointing to the president's support of criminal justice reform and his condemnation of racism.

Ocasio-Cortez, a 29-year-old self-identified democratic socialist, rose to national prominence after she unseated 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a primary last year. She became the youngest woman ever elected to the House in November.

She has roiled conservatives and stirred debate by pushing for a number of progressive policies, including higher tax rates on the wealthiest Americans to fund progressive programs like the Green New Deal.