Ocasio-Cortez responds to Trump calling her a 'young bartender': The 'last guy who underestimated me lost'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad' The Memo: Dangers loom for Trump on immigration Students retreating from politics as campuses become progressive playgrounds MORE (D-N.Y.) responded Wednesday to President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE's recent remarks in which he referred to her as a "young bartender."

"[The] last guy who underestimated me lost," she told Newsweek. "That’s all I gotta say about that."

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Ocasio-Cortez, a former bartender, defeated longtime incumbent Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez chief of staff to leave her office Ocasio-Cortez about as well known as top Democrats: poll Boehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump MORE in the 2018 Democratic primary for her New York House seat and went on to beat Republican Anthony Pappas in the general election.

President Trump on Tuesday mocked Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal proposal during a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee. 

"The Green New Deal, done by a young bartender, 29 years old," Trump said.

"A young bartender, wonderful young woman," he added. "The Green New Deal. The first time I heard it I said, 'That’s the craziest thing.' You have senators that are professionals that you guys know that have been there for a long time ... and they’re standing behind her shaking. They’re petrified of her."

Trump has repeatedly gone after Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal, saying that it's an idea he hopes to campaign against. Earlier this year, Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyMoulton drops out of presidential race after struggling to gain traction Joseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts Overnight Energy: Trump sparks new fight over endangered species protections | States sue over repeal of Obama power plant rules | Interior changes rules for ethics watchdogs MORE (D-Mass.) introduced the legislation, which aims to create an economy based on 100 percent renewable energy.

The Senate blocked the measure last week in a vote Democrats say was scheduled for show.