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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezAn affordable zero-emissions grid needs new nuclear Recovery First: The American comeback shouldn't hinge on warmed-over policy agendas Ocasio-Cortez blames 'political power' of police for lack of accountability following George Floyd's death 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 ClintonTop Democratic pollster advised Biden campaign to pick Warren as VP Longtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick How Obama just endorsed Trump 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. hits Howard Stern for going 'establishment,' 'acting like Hillary' Trump Jr., GOP senator lash out at Facebook for taking down protest pages on stay-at-home orders Trump jokes he'll 'look into' pardon for 'Tiger King' after asked by reporter at virus briefing 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 MarkeyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: New documents show EPA rolled back mileage standards despite staff, WH concerns | Land management bureau grants 75 royalty rate cuts for oil and gas | EPA employees allege leadership interference with science in watchdog survey EPA's Wheeler grilled by Democrats over environmental rollbacks amid COVID-19 Markey says EPA administrator should apologize to minorities for coronavirus response 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.