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Trump Suggests Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a ‘Barely Literate Moron’ and ‘Embarrassing’

Trump retweeted conservative radio host Mark Levin’s criticism of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, where he referred to her as an “embarrassing, barely literate moron.”

“AOC is such an embarrassing, barely literate moron,” Levin said in response to a Fox Business article about a comment the New York congresswoman made where she said, “No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars.” The tweet caught the president’s eye on Wednesday.

“No one ever makes a billion dollars. You take a billion dollars,” Ocasio-Cortez told Ta-Nehisi Coates during a conversation on Monday. “I’m not here to villainize and to say billionaires are inherently morally corrupt … It’s to say that this system that we live in, life in capitalism, always ends in billionaires.”

“You didn’t make those widgets! You sat on a couch while thousands of people were paid modern-day slave wages, and in some cases real modern-day slavery … you made that money off the backs of undocumented people,” Ocasio-Cortez also said about billionaires.

Trump retweeted several other posts from Levin, including a comment where the radio host referred to the impeachment trial as a “disgraceful spectacle” and a video calling the trial a “sham.”