Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro responded in hilarious fashion to a tweet from Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday after the 29-year-old former bartender claimed that she President Donald Trump from her years working in bars.
“I bartended for *years* in New York City,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted in response to Trump blowing off a question from a reporter about a comment she made. “I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin.”
I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand.
We got under his skin 😂⬇️ https://t.co/SUXDVVY5tM
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 14, 2019
“Glad you’re qualified for something,” Shapiro fired back.
Glad you're qualified for something https://t.co/c3vgczlR2Y
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) January 14, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet was in response to Trump reacting to her recently calling him a racist.
“Mr. President, congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez called you a racist,” a reporter said to the president on Monday as he was preparing to leave on a trip to New Orleans.
“Who did?” Trump asked.
“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez,” the reporter shouted back.
“Who cares?” Trump said, dismissing the question.
The reporter’s question originated from an interview that Ocasio-Cortez did over a week ago with Anderson Cooper on CBS News’ “60 Minutes.” Ocasio-Cortez’s comment was made in the following exchange:
Anderson Cooper: One of the criticisms of you is that— that your math is fuzzy. The Washington Post recently awarded you four Pinocchios—
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Oh my goodness—
Anderson Cooper: —for misstating some statistics about Pentagon spending?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: If people want to really blow up one figure here or one word there, I would argue that they’re missing the forest for the trees. I think that there’s a lot of people more concerned about being precisely, factually, and semantically correct than about being morally right.
Anderson Cooper: But being factually correct is important—
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: It’s absolutely important. And whenever I make a mistake. I say, “Okay, this was clumsy.” and then I restate what my point was. But it’s— it’s not the same thing as— as the president lying about immigrants. It’s not the same thing, at all.
Anderson Cooper: You don’t talk about President Trump very much.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: No.
Anderson Cooper: Why?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: No. Because I think he’s a symptom of a problem.
Anderson Cooper: What do you mean?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The president certainly didn’t invent racism. But he’s certainly given a voice to it and expanded it and created a platform for those things.
Anderson Cooper: Do you believe President Trump is a racist?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Yeah. Yeah. No question.
Anderson Cooper: How can you say that?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: (CHUCKLE) When you look at the words that he uses, which are historic dog whistles of white supremacy. When you look at how he reacted to the Charlottesville incident, where neo-Nazis murdered a woman, versus how he manufactures crises like immigrants seeking legal refuge on our borders, it’s— it’s night and day.
In response, the deputy White House press secretary said, “Cong. Ocasio-Cortez’s sheer ignorance on the matter can’t cover the fact that President Trump supported and passed historic criminal justice reform…” and “… has repeatedly condemned racism and bigotry in all forms.”