On Thursday night, President Trump held a barn-burner rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
He was joined by his son, Don Jr.
Breitbart reported that supporters at President Donald Trump’s rally broke out into an “AOC Sucks!” chant after Donald Trump’s Jr. ripped into Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s progressive policy positions.
“Think about the fact that every mainstream, leading Democratic contender is taking the advice of a freshman congresswoman who three weeks ago didn’t know the three branches of government,” Trump Jr. told a fired up crowd before his father’s highly anticipated speech. “I don’t know about you guys, but that’s pretty scary.”
The remarks critical of the freshman congresswoman prompted the crowd to chant “AOC sucks.”
“You guys, you’re not very nice,” the president’s son replied jokingly to the chant “And neither is what that policy would do to this country.”
Trump Jr.’s remarks slamming Ocasio-Cortez come after the Green New Deal, legislation unveiled in February by the freshman New York Democrat and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), was blocked by the Senate with most Democrats voting present. The Green New Deal aims to “transform” the U.S. economy with a “10-year national mobilization” to shift away from fossil fuels and replace them with renewable energy sources. An outline and FAQ for the proposal detailed eyebrow-raising goals, which included eliminating the necessity of air travel and “economic security to citizens unable or unwilling to work.” Ocasio-Cortez came under fire for claiming its FAQ, which was sent to NPR and other news outlets, is separate from the Green New Deal’s policy goals.
Watch the video:
Ahead of Trump's rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Don Jr. told the crowd that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "three weeks ago didn't know the three branches of government" pic.twitter.com/ZyFNmfIDr3
— Erika Ryan (@erikapryan) March 28, 2019