Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMan who threatened to kill Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi pleads guilty to federal charges These Senate seats are up for election in 2022 Missouri House Democrat becomes latest to test positive for COVID-19 MORE (D-N.Y.) on Thursday responded to President TrumpDonald TrumpHeadaches intensify for Democrats in Florida Stormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Cheney challenger wins Wyoming Republican activists' straw poll MORE's insult calling her a "poor student" by challenging the president to release his own college transcripts.
“Let’s make a deal, Mr. President: You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
The first-term lawmaker added that the "loser has to fund the Post Office,” a reference to demands from congressional Democrats to support the Postal Service amid a surge in mail-in voting.
Her comments came after Trump suggested that he was unwilling to make a deal with Democrats that included funding for the Postal Service because it would prevent universal mail-in voting during the election this year.
Let’s make a deal, Mr. President:— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 13, 2020
You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student.
Loser has to fund the Post Office. https://t.co/OXnmJxufIw
During the interview on Fox Business Network, Trump also lobbed a series of insults at Democrats, including Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic vice presidential pick Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisTo stabilize Central America, the US must craft better incentives for trade Majority in new poll say US headed in wrong direction Biden says Roe v. Wade under attack like 'never before' MORE (Calif.) and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse has the power to subpoena its members — but does it have the will? Man who threatened to kill Ocasio-Cortez, Pelosi pleads guilty to federal charges The Hill's 12:30 Report: Dems look to repackage BBB into salvageable bill MORE (Calif.).
"AOC was a poor student. I won’t say where she went to school, it doesn’t matter," Trump said, referring to Ocasio-Cortez by her initials. "This is not even a smart person, other than she’s got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps. These guys, they’re all afraid of her."
Ocasio-Cortez attended Boston University and graduated cum laude in 2011. She later worked as a bartender in New York before winning the Democratic primary in New York's 14th District in 2018 to secure her path to election.
Trump has made similar attacks against former President Obama while he was in office, at one point pledging to make a $5 million donation to a charity if Obama released his college applications and transcripts.
Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenStormy Daniels set to testify against former lawyer Avenatti in fraud trial Melania Trump announces new line of NFTs Michael Cohen to sell prison badge as NFT MORE said during a congressional testimony that he took legal measures to ensure the president’s academic records were not leaked.
Fordham University, where the president was a student from 1964 to 1966, later confirmed Cohen threatened legal action. Trump graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1968 after transferring from Fordham.