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.”
“Glad you’re qualified for something,” Shapiro fired back.
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.”
Read the full transcript from Ocasio-Cortez’s interview here.