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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Treasury creates hub to fight climate change through finance | Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' | White House defends 'aspirational' goal of 62,500 refugees Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez introduce 'Green New Deal for Public Housing' MORE (D-N.Y.) dismissed a tweet from President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse votes to condemn Chinese government over Hong Kong Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at age 93 White House readies for Chauvin verdict MORE that claimed she is “fuming” over recent attention to Reps. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBiden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' White House reverses course on refugee cap after Democratic eruption MORE (D-Minn.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibCan policing be reformed? GOP believes Democrats handing them winning 2022 campaign McCarthy: GOP not the party of 'nativist dog whistles' 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 PressleyPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' FDA ends restrictions on mailing abortion pills during pandemic Tlaib: US policing 'intentionally racist,' can't be reformed 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.