As President Trump was leaving for New Orleans, Louisiana on Monday to join farmers for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 100th annual convention and a speech he briefly spoke with the press.
The President answered questions on a number of subjects related to border security, Democrats, and former FBI agents. (Video Below)
The President was asked by a reporter about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent remarks where she called him a racist.
The reporter shouted, “Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has called you a racist.” Trump replied, “Who did?” The reporter repeated, “Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez.”
President Trump waved his hand in dismiss and responded, “Who cares?”
Cortez, triggered, took to Twitter to reply to the President’s remarks after he could care less what she thinks. (Video Below)
She wrote, “I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin.
President Trump does not drink, so she doesn’t understand “guys” like that. In fact, he brought up the memory of his older brother Fred Trump while declaring a national public health emergency on opioids in 2017, and he shared the cautionary story of how alcoholism had robbed his brother of a successful life.
The President said he learned that from his brother, who died an alcoholic in 1981 at age 43. Trump described his brother as a “great guy, the best-looking guy with the best personality, much better than mine. But he had a problem. He had a problem with alcohol.” (Continued Below)
President Trump said Fred would frequently tell him “don’t drink” and “don’t smoke.” He said he listened because he respected his brother. “And to this day I’ve never had a drink, and I have no longing for it. I have no interest in it,” Trump said. “To this day, I’ve never had a cigarette.”
During the Kavanaugh confirmation, Trump also told reporters, “I’m not a drinker, I can honestly say I’ve never had a beer in my life. It’s one of my only good traits.” Trump joked that if he had been a drinker: “Can you imagine if I had, what a mess I’d be? I’d be the world’s worst.”
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) January 14, 2019
I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand.
We got under his skin 😂⬇️ https://t.co/SUXDVVY5tM
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 14, 2019
Twitterverse responded and here are a few MAGA bombs:
You are irrelevant. You are only good for people commenting on how clueless you sound most of the time. You are a one vote politician. There are hundreds of Congress members. You are one of many. Not a big deal, outside of social media
— Brandon Tatum (@TheOfficerTatum) January 14, 2019
You never met a guy like Trump in your bar. The man doesn’t drink. 😏
— Steph (@steph93065) January 14, 2019
Or maybe he just doesn’t care?
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) January 14, 2019
You respond to every piece of high-profile criticism that you get. Sounds to me like everyone else is getting under *your* skin, tbh. pic.twitter.com/WGFzjhD7bb
— Danielle Butcher (@DaniSButcher) January 14, 2019
Stick to bartending… hopefully you were somewhat good at it.
— Joey Drake (@Joey_Drake_) January 14, 2019
If you understood guys like that, you wouldn’t have been working for tips.
You’d have owned the bar.
— Michael Verschleiser (@MosheVee) January 14, 2019
No you didn’t. You aren’t even a blip on his radar.
— Joseph L Morris (@UnleashTh3CASEY) January 14, 2019
So, you are intentionally trying to provoke people and when they say, “Who cares”, you think you got under his skin. Nothing you ever say makes any sense at all.
— Jennifer Pflueger (@BecktoldToth) January 14, 2019
How many non-drinkers did she get to “understand like the back of her hand” at the bar?
— Todd Gaines (@tdgUSD86) January 14, 2019
Must be so exhausting to play the victim card so often.
— Greg B (@ramsangels) January 14, 2019
No, I don’t think you got under his skin. I think he just believes you are irrelevant and not really smart, both of which are very true.
— 𝙱𝙻𝙰𝚉𝙴 𝚂𝚄𝙿𝙴𝚁𝙽𝙾𝚅𝙰 (@6THRINGFORPATS) January 14, 2019
Trump actually likes seeing you in Congress. It’s free advertising for 2020. When people listen to you speak it pushes them to vote straight Republican. #BuildTheDamnWall #ignoranceisbliss @realDonaldTrump
— Tommy Windham (@tommy_windham) January 14, 2019
I’m curious how your bartending experience helps to understand guys who don’t drink.
— Matt Rolin (@mattrolin82) January 14, 2019
Please run for president 2020, we need a laugh.
— Jason (@jayc9876) January 14, 2019
He waved his hand at me dismissively and said ‘who cares?’
That means he NOTICED me!”
— Chuck Vipperman (@ChuckVipperman) January 14, 2019
But you are trying to treat all of America like they were drunken bar customers. That doesn’t sit well with the majority in this country. Maybe you should have stayed in that job.
— Deplorable Russian Monkey ❌👌🏼 (@TAGOS22) January 14, 2019