U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., lashed out at President Donald Trump on Monday after he ridiculed the freshman lawmaker’s controversial “Green New Deal” during a rally in El Paso, Texas.
Trump derided the Green New Deal – an economic stimulus concept designed to fight income inequality and climate change – as a “massive government takeover over that would destroy the incredible economic gains” the U.S. has made under his administration.
Ocasio-Cortez scoffed at the president’s evocation of literary aptitude, retorting: “Ah yes, a man who can’t even read briefings written in full sentences is providing literary criticism of a House Resolution.”
The president’s campaign-style rally in El Paso on Monday comes amid the ongoing border wall debate.
Fox News' Gregg Re contributed to this report.