Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., spent the weekend criticizing President Donald Trump’s historic trip to Asia.
The liberal lawmaker accused the president of “phoning it in” and accused senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump of being unqualified for her job.
But it was former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ comeback on social media that stole the show — and what she said quickly went viral.
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The controversy started over a video showing Ivanka chatting with other world leaders and the head of the International Monetary Fund on Saturday at the G20 convention in Japan.
Democrats claim Ivanka isn’t qualified to be discussing American policy on a diplomatic level.
“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. “It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on. The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either.”
Sanders was ready — and what she said destroyed Ocasio-Cortez.
“Phoning it in [Ocasio-Cortez] is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY,” Sanders responded.
Ivanka and the president “actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans everyday why they elected Trump,” Sanders said.
“Ocasio-Cortez played a major role in thwarting Amazon’s plans to build part of its HQ2 in Long Island City,” Fox News explained. “She was one of several elected officials who pushed back on Amazon’s planned expansion pointing at the secrecy of the deal itself, the lack of public input and the potential for gentrification and displacement resulting from 25,000 new highly paid tech workers in the area.”
Social media users cheered for Sanders sharp comeback.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the win!!” wrote a third.
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