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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezProgressives soaring after big primary night 'Absolutely incredible': Ocasio-Cortez congratulates Cori Bush on upset victory over Lacy Clay Biden needs to bring religious Americans into the Democratic fold 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 TrumpLincoln Project ad dubs Jared Kushner the 'Secretary of Failure' Pence: Chief Justice Roberts 'has been a disappointment to conservatives' Twitter bans Trump campaign until it deletes tweet with COVID-19 misinformation 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 TrumpTwitter limits Donald Trump Jr.'s account after sharing coronavirus disinformation South Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle 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: