There’s a battle brewing between two young guns in D.C. Democratic Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) lashed back at Donald Trump Jr. on Friday. The president’s eldest son shared a meme implying that her democratic socialist views would lead to Americans eating dogs.
“I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” Ocasio-Cortez said on Twitter. “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!” she added.
I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Ocasio2018) December 7, 2018
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! https://t.co/oQ6MsdJYCk
The New York Democrat’s tweet was in response to a two-paneled meme shared by Trump Jr. on Instagram on Thursday. The top photo of the meme showed an image of Ocasio-Cortez along with the text: “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?”
The second photo featured in the meme shows President Trump and a blunt answer: “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”
Trump Jr. put a caption with the meme shared with 1.5 million Instagram followers, saying: “It’s funny cuz it’s true!!!” The post has since garnered more than 66,000 likes and more than 2,500 comments as of Friday afternoon.
Ocasio-Cortez pulled off this one of this year’s biggest upsets during primary season when she unseated Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). She has become a top target for many conservative pundits and lawmakers for her policy proposals and democratic socialist views.
The 29-year-old Democrat pondered on Twitter Sunday why she has already come under fire by so many top GOP leaders despite having yet to take office officially.
“I’m not even sworn in yet. Don’t y’all have jobs to do?” she tweeted on Sunday.