Ocasio-Cortez swipes back at Trump over Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota MORE (D-N.Y.) fired back at President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE Monday evening after the White House and Trump himself criticized the rollout of the freshman lawmaker's Green New Deal legislation.

In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez mocked reports that Trump often forgoes reading the traditional briefings offered to him by aides in favor of vocal briefings from advisers.

"Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution," she tweeted.


"('Reading the intelligence book is not Trump’s preferred "style of learning," according to a person with knowledge of the situation,' - @washingtonpost)," she added, referring to a Washington Post report.

The president during a rally Monday night in El Paso, Texas, likened the proposal, which would steer America's economy toward reliance on sustainable energy, to a "high school term paper that got a low mark."

The White House in a statement last week said that Trump “has vowed that America would never be socialist, and this administration will fight this central planning disaster,” and called the plan a “roadmap to destroy the American Economy.” 

A United Nations report last year warned that the world was on a potentially "irreversible" path toward a changing climate, and that global organizations and governments have about 12 years to bring emissions under control to prevent a change in temperatures as high as 1.5 degrees Celsius, a change that would have drastic environmental effects worldwide.