The massive crowd at President Donald Trump’s rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan broke out into an “AOC Sucks!” chant after her socialist policies were mentioned. Donald Trump Jr. took the stage to speak to the crowd before this father, the president, and he absolutely tore into AOC.
“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. said, with the electric crowd going nuts.
He added: “I don’t know about you guys, but that’s pretty scary.”
Immediately after his remarks, the crowd began to chant relentlessly “AOC sucks.”
You guys, you’re not very nice,” Trump Jr. jokingly said about the chant, adding, “And neither is what that policy would do to this country.”
The packed house roared for several of Trump Jr.’s comments, but this may have been his best line yet. Trump Jr. obliterating Ocasio-Cortez comes as her Green New Deal failed in the Senate this week and just about everyone has been criticizing socialism
Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal failed spectacularly in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, with the measure failing 0-57 after every single senator voted against it.
Zero senators voted “yea,” with 57 voting “nay” and 43 Democrats voting “present.”
Four Democrats — Sens. Doug Jones of Alabama, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, and Angus King, I-Maine — joined all 53 Republicans in voting against the socialist measure
Bottom line: Her bill would never work!
The Green New Deal has always been about messaging in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. It’s about shifting the Overton window in the Democratic party further to the Left, toward the new caucus of congressional socialists. But with five Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate co-sponsoring yet refusing to vote for the Green New Deal, it seems to have failed in accomplishing even that much.