Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday defiantly responded to President Donald Trump‘s continued attacks on her and other minority Democratic congresswomen, calling him out for the various sexual assault allegations made against him and his boasts on the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” video.
The tweet from Ocasio-Cortez is the latest salvo in an ongoing heated and personal feud that reached new heights on Sunday when Trump falsely implied in a racist tweet that Ocasio-Cortez and several other minority Democratic congresswomen weren’t natural-born American citizens.
He suggested, “they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
“Hey Mr President, remember when you bragged about sexually assaulting women, talking about feeling their breasts and genitals, because ‘when you’re a star they let you do it?’ And then you imposed DOE policies to make it harder for sexual assault survivors to report an assault?”
Ocasio-Cortez wrote Tuesday, referring to the tape that surfaced during the 2016 campaign in which Trump is heard saying he was able to grab women “by the p****” because he was famous. Trump later apologized for the remarks.
The New York Democrat was responding to a fresh attack by Trump in which he accused four lawmakers — and women of colour — of “spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party.”
In a separate tweet made on Tuesday, the congresswoman wrote that Trump “has decided he does not want to be President of the United States.”
“He does not want to be a President to those who disagree. And he’d rather see most Americans leave than handle our nation’s enshrined tradition of dissent. But we don’t leave the things we love,” the tweet read.