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

"The View" co-host Meghan McCain hit Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezWarren proposes 'Blue New Deal' to protect oceans Trump tops list of most tweeted about politicians in 2019 Buttigieg campaign says 2000 people attended Iowa rally MORE (D-N.Y.) on Friday over the congresswoman's Twitter habits, which she described as identical to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe 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 HimesPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers This week: Impeachment inquiry moves to Judiciary Committee Juan Williams: Trump has nothing left but smears 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.