Meghan McCain on Ocasio-Cortez: She is 'just like Trump on Twitter'

"The View" co-host Meghan McCain hit Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Environmentalists see victory with Green New Deal blitz MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday over the congresswoman's Twitter habits, which she described as identical to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE's often incendiary tweets attacking his critics.

During a discussion on the program Friday with her co-hosts, McCain said that the freshman Democratic lawmaker and Trump were "two sides of the same coin."


"I will say, if you like what Ocasio-Cortez is doing with Twitter, I think she's just like Trump on Twitter, I think she doesn't care, does whatever she wants, says whatever she wants, and it's two sides of the same coin," McCain said.

"So, if you're mad at Trump on Twitter, you gotta be mad at her," the ABC co-host added.

McCain's comments came as the panel discussed a workshop co-led this week by Ocasio-Cortez in which she offered fellow Democratic lawmakers advice for expanding their messages to voters on social media.

The 28-year-old self-described democratic socialist already has more Twitter followers — 2.42 million — than the other 63 freshman Democratic lawmakers combined.

She has also faced criticism, however, from some Democrats in her party for her open criticism of party leadership on issues such as climate change. In a recent Politico article, several members of her own caucus rebuked the congresswoman's Twitter style, which they said was not always helpful for fellow Democrats.

“I’m sure Ms. Cortez means well, but there’s almost an outstanding rule: Don’t attack your own people,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said. “We just don’t need sniping in our Democratic Caucus.”

The Bronx native has become a rising star in her party ever since defeating 10-term incumbent Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a stunning primary upset last year.

Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesDem lawmaker: There isn't a crime Trump could commit that would cause GOP to turn on him Pro-business Dem group sees boost in fundraising Dems counter portrait of discord MORE (D-Conn.), who co-hosted Thursday's workshop with Ocasio-Cortez, said older Democrat can learn from new methods of communicating with constituents.

"The older generation of members and senators is pretty clueless on the social media platforms. It’s pretty clear that a lot of members have 25-year-olds in their offices" running their social media, Himes said.