Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGreta Thunberg scolds Congress on climate action: 'I know you are trying but just not hard enough' Ocasio-Cortez endorses challenger to Democrat Lipinski in Illinois race The Hill's Morning Report - What is Trump's next move on Iran? MORE (D-N.Y.) dismissed a tweet from President TrumpDonald John TrumpJimmy Carter: 'I hope there's an age limit' on presidency White House fires DHS general counsel: report Trump to cap California trip with visit to the border MORE that claimed she is “fuming” over recent attention to Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump seeks to expand electoral map with New Mexico rally Omar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Sunday shows - Guns dominate after Democratic debate MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOmar says she hopes Netanyahu not reelected Bill Maher, Michael Moore spar over Democrats' strategy for 2020 Young insurgents aren't rushing to Kennedy's side in Markey fight MORE (D-Mich.), two of her close allies in the House.

“Like it or not, Tlaib and Omar are fast becoming the face of the Democrat Party. Cortez (AOC) is fuming, not happy about this!” Trump tweeted earlier Friday.

Ocasio-Cortez responded to the message with a laughing emoji.

Omar and Tlaib have been at the center of the international spotlight since Israel announced Thursday it would deny them entry for an upcoming trip there.


Trump said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin NetanyahuBenjamin (Bibi) NetanyahuMORE should block Tlaib and Omar, both Muslim women who’ve been critical of Israel, from a planned visit this weekend. Israel then did so, despite vows by officials last month to welcome any members of Congress to the country.

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Tlaib, along with Rep. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyKavanaugh impeachment push hits Capitol buzz saw Pressley on Kavanaugh impeachment: 'Deeply disturbing' that a justice 'could have this many allegations' Trump praises Kavanaugh as a 'great, brilliant man,' blasts NYT over 'smear' report at rally MORE (D-Mass.), make up a group of progressive, freshmen congresswomen known collectively as "The Squad.” The four have carved an outsized presence on Capitol Hill since their inauguration in January, decrying Trump forcefully and publicly.

The group, all racial minorities, has sought to push their party further to the left. Trump, meanwhile, has sought to cast the group as the driving force behind the Democrats’ policy agenda in hopes of bolstering his conservative base.