Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump for bragging 'about sexually assaulting women'

Ocasio-Cortez rips Trump for bragging 'about sexually assaulting women'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Trump attacks Biden clean energy plan while announcing environmental rollback Trump shares photo with Goya Foods products after Ivanka faces criticism MORE (D-N.Y.) ripped President TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE for having "bragged about sexually assaulting women" after he accused her and other progressive congresswomen of "spewing ... hateful, and disgusting things" amid their ongoing feud.

Ocasio-Cortez also slammed guidelines put forth by his Department of Education on universities' handling of sexual misconduct allegations

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"Hey Mr. President, remember when you bragged about sexually assaulting women, talking about feeling their breasts and genitals, because 'when you’re a star they let you do it?'" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday, referring to Trump's comments that resurfaced in 2016. 

"And then you imposed DOE policies to make it harder for sexual assault survivors to report assault?"

Trump had earlier accused a group of four Democratic congresswomen of "spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate."

His Tuesday tweet follows up on a weekend attack on the House freshmen, whom he said should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

Trump's slams on Ocasio-Cortez  — as well as Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan Omar Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' Over 570 women registered to run for office, topping 2018 record Analysis: 23 million families could face eviction by October due to pandemic MORE (D-Minn.), Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOver 570 women registered to run for office, topping 2018 record Democrats see victory in Trump culture war The Hill's Campaign Report: Colorado, Utah primary results bring upsets, intrigue MORE (D-Mich.) and Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyThis Tax Day, let's talk about why we need real tax reform Over 570 women registered to run for office, topping 2018 record Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE (D-Mass.) — have led to loud accusations of racism and xenophobia. All of the women are U.S. citizens and only one, Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee, was born outside the country.

The House is expected to vote on a resolution condemning Trump's words as racist later Tuesday. 

"Weak minds and leaders challenge loyalty to our country in order to avoid challenging and debating the policy,” Ocasio-Cortez said at a Monday press conference. “He does not know how to defend his policies, so what he does is attack us personally.”

Weeks before the 2016 election, the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape surfaced in which president Trump bragged about groping and kissing women without their consent and said he would “grab them by the p----.”