Ocasio-Cortez slams Trump for calling her AOC during debate, says it's disrespectful: 'Basic respect 101'

Ocasio-Cortez recalled her waitressing days in the Bronx saying, she would have never imagined a president taking her name at the 2020 debate


                            Ocasio-Cortez slams Trump for calling her AOC during debate, says it's disrespectful: 'Basic respect 101'
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Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Thursday night, October 22, took a jibe at "unhinged" US President Donald Trump who again mentioned the young Democratic politician during the final presidential debate, suggesting she would have never imagined this happening three years ago. Ocasio-Cortez recalled her waitressing days in the Bronx saying, she would have never imagined a president taking her name at the 2020 debate.

"If someone told me 3 years ago, while I was waitressing to help my family stay afloat, that in a few short years an unhinged President of the United States would be repeatedly saying my name at the 2020 debate, I would’ve brought them some water and told them to sober up," the Congresswoman wrote.



 

She followed her tweet referring to the president's penchant of calling women of Congress or Senators by the nicknames he has coined for them or their first name. Trump had called Senator Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas" at the first presidential debate stage last month. "I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature. Women notice. It conveys a lot," she wrote.



 

The Congresswoman then added that people could call her AOC (an abbreviation of her name), however, she suggested that government colleagues stick to appropriate terms to refer to each other in professional context. "AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC. Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as 'Congresswoman', 'Representative' etc. Basic respect 101," she added.

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Ocasio-Cortez's comments came after Trump called her "AOC" during the debate in Nashville, Tennessee, saying she "knew nothing about the climate". Trump, while lashing at his political rival Joe Biden's climate plan, said: "You know who developed it? AOC plus three. They know nothing about the climate. I mean she's got a good line of stuff but she knows nothing about the climate, and they're all hopping through hoops for AOC plus three. Not a real plan, it costs 100 trillion dollars." The Congresswoman, however, did immediately clapped back on the climate plan jab, and corrected the president, writing on Twitter: "It's actually AOC plus 115 because that's how many House and Senate members have cosponsored the most ambitious climate legislation in American history."



 

Biden, in May 2020, Ocasio-Cortez as co-chair of his climate policy task force in a decision that was considered by many an attempt to appeal to progressives that backed the Green New Deal. A series of proposals were released by the task force in July, which included a recommendationion that carton pollution from power plans be eliminated by 2035 through an increase in clean energy resources. Although the task force proposals did not call for a ban on fracking, the Congresswoman has consistently denounced the practice, even pointing out during the vice-presidential debate that fracking was bad for the climate when Senator Kamala Harris said that the Biden administration would not ban it.

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