Ocasio-Cortez responds to 'AOC sucks' chant: Trump just wants another woman to 'vilify'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezThe Democratic demolition derby Julián Castro endorses Rep. Cuellar's primary opponent in Texas Overnight Energy: Controversial Trump adviser reportedly returning to EPA | Delta aims to be first carbon neutral airline | Dem senator gives EPA D-minus on 'forever chemicals' MORE (D-N.Y.) responded on Friday to chants of "AOC sucks" that broke out at President Trump's rally in Michigan a day earlier, saying the president just want another woman to "vilify."

"He doesn’t have another woman — Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Democratic demolition derby Juan Williams: Don't count Biden out Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties MORE or whoever else — to vilify anymore, so they need to find another woman to kind of prop up and become a lightning rod," the rookie lawmaker said.

Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came after the president's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr., Meadows wear matching Trump jackets on 'Fox & Friends' Group auctioning off hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses MORE, mocked the congresswoman at a rally for his father in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Thursday.

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"Think about the fact that every mainstream, leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago didn’t know the three branches of government," Donald Trump Jr. said. "I don’t know about you guys, but that’s pretty scary."

After his remark, the crowd broke into an "AOC sucks" chant. 

"You guys, you’re not very nice," Trump Jr. responded. "And neither is what that policy would do to this country."

Trump Jr. was mocking Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, a resolution she introduced earlier this year with Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyMassachusetts Democrats question deployment of Border Patrol teams to sanctuary cities Overnight Energy: Controversial Trump adviser reportedly returning to EPA | Delta aims to be first carbon neutral airline | Dem senator gives EPA D-minus on 'forever chemicals' Senate Dems blast Barr for 'clear violation' of duty in Stone case, urge him to resign MORE (D-Mass.) that seeks to create an economy based on 100 percent renewable energy. It was blocked in the Senate earlier this week.

The progressive firebrand has become a key target for conservatives, who have compared her to Trump for her social media use and her direct responses to her critics and the media.

The 29-year-old lawmaker, who became the youngest women ever elected to Congress last November, is the most frequently mentioned Democrat on Fox News so far this year — more than all the potential Democratic candidates in the 2020 presidential race.