Ocasio-Cortez swipes back at Trump over Green New Deal

Greg Nash

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired back at President Trump 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.{mosads}

“(‘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.

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