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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOmar: Biden not the candidate to 'tackle a lot of the systematic challenges that we have' Ocasio-Cortez calls out Democrats for refusing to impeach Trump Ocasio-Cortez reveals new policies for campaign aides with children 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 ClintonDemocrats go all out to court young voters for 2020 Pelosi: Whistleblower complaint 'must be addressed immediately' Election meddling has become the new normal of US diplomacy 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 TrumpDemocrats introduce bill to block taxpayer-funded spending at Trump properties Trump dismisses NYT explanation on Kavanaugh correction The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico 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 MarkeyMarkey challenges Democratic Senate campaign opponents to climate change debate Kennedy launches primary challenge against Markey Markey fundraises ahead of Kennedy primary challenge 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.