AOC responds to Trump: ‘I’m proud to be a bartender’

Adam Warner
April 07, 2019 - 5:05 pm
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embraced her bartender title in an apparent response to President Trump, who dissed her days before.

“There’s nothing wrong with being a bartender," AOC said while meeting with constituents in Woodside, Queens, on Saturday.

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Last week, Trump mocked AOC over the Green New Deal, which he said was “done by a young bartender.”

"The Green New Deal, done by a young bartender, 29 years old," Trump told lawmakers during the National Republican Congressional Committee Dinner in D.C. "A young bartender, wonderful young woman.”

Trump also called the Green New Deal “the craziest thing.”

AOC defended working class jobs again while speaking at the National Action Network conference on Friday.

“I’m proud to be a bartender. Ain’t nothing wrong with that,” she told the crowd from the podium.

AOC faced criticism for “adopting a faux Bronx accent” and a “Southern drawl” during the National Action Network conference, according to The Daily News.

She responded to those critics while talking with constituents at the Queens Public Library in Woodside Saturday.

“It’s so crazy to at once mock someone for being from a working class background, for being a bartender, for shaming me for where I was born and where I’m from and on the other hand, when I lean into my identity and who I am and all of that, people are saying that’s not true either,” she reportedly said.

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