Ocasio-Cortez says woman who suggested 'eating babies' was Trump supporter

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezClub for Growth to launch ad blitz in Georgia to juice GOP turnout Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn't going anywhere Trump tweets Thanksgiving criticism of NFL QBs for kneeling MORE (D-N.Y.) said Friday that the woman at her town hall meeting the night before who called for "eating babies" in response to the climate crisis is actually a supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rages against '60 Minutes' for interview with Krebs Cornyn spox: Neera Tanden has 'no chance' of being confirmed as Biden's OMB pick Pa. lawmaker was informed of positive coronavirus test while meeting with Trump: report MORE.

"I’m so happy that you are really supporting a Green New Deal, but it’s not enough,” the woman told Ocasio-Cortez at the town hall in Queens, according to C-SPAN video of the event. "Even if we were to bomb Russia, we still have too many people, too much pollution. So we have to get rid of the babies. That’s a big problem. Just stopping having babies is not enough. We need to eat the babies."


The woman's comments were quickly mocked by President Trump and his supporters, with Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpMost Republicans in new poll say they'd vote for Trump in 2024 President says Trump Jr. doing 'very well' after COVID-19 diagnosis Trump has not prepared a concession speech: report MORE saying she seemed like a "normal AOC supporter" and the president calling Ocasio-Cortex a "Wack Job."

But Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Friday that it "turns out the woman yelling was a Trump supporter" there to stage a stunt.

LaRouche PAC, a conservative group that backs trump, took credit for the woman's actions on Twitter:

Ocasio-Cortez also tweeted against comments mocking the woman, saying "this person may have been suffering from a mental condition and it’s not okay that the right-wing is mocking her and potentially make her condition or crisis worse."

"Be a decent human being and knock it off," she said.

The progressive firebrand also took to Twitter to respond to Trump's insult: