Oca­sio-Cortez, Trump Jr. ex­change barbs

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - National -

Rep.-elect Alexan­dria Oca­sio-Cortez blasted Don­ald Trump Jr. on Fri­day for in­sult­ing her and in turn drew the ire of con­ser­va­tives who saw her coun­ter­at­tack as a power-abus­ing threat to the eldest son of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump.

“I have no­ticed that Junior here has a habit of post­ing non­sense about me when­ever the Mueller in­ves­ti­ga­tion heats up,” the Demo­cratic So­cial­ist from New York tweeted. “Please, keep it com­ing Jr — it’s def­i­nitely a ‘very, very large brain’ idea to troll a mem­ber of a body that will have sub­poena power in a month. Have fun!”

The “brain” line ap­peared to re­fer to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump say­ing in Septem­ber that an ex­pert on Chi­nese af­fairs had as­sured him that “China has to­tal re­spect for Don­ald Trump and for Don­ald Trump’s very, very large brain.”

Ms. Oca­sio-Cortez was re­spond­ing to a meme the pres­i­dent’s son had posted that dis­missed her and in­sin­u­ated that so­cial­ists eat dogs.

Mr. Trump Jr.’s In­sta­gram post showed a pic­ture of Ms. Oca­sio-Cortez with the phrase, “Why are you so afraid of a so­cial­ist econ­omy?” fol­lowed by a pic­ture of the pres­i­dent with the phrase, “Be­cause Amer­i­cans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.” Mr. Trump Jr. cap­tioned the photo, “It’s funny cuz it’s true!!!”

Sev­eral con­ser­va­tive pun­dits quickly cried foul at Ms. Oca­sio-Cortez’s tweet, say­ing she was threat­en­ing to sub­poena a cit­i­zen for crit­i­ciz­ing her.

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