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AOC tells Donald Trump it’s better to be a ‘wack job’ than a ‘criminal who betrays our country’ in Twitter spat



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WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez exchanged words on Twitter on Thursday night after the president sent out of a storm of tweets lashing out at AOC, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, “Do Nothing Democrats” and the media.

“AOC is Wack Job!” Trump tweeted. She responded: “Better than being a criminal who betrays our country.” 

That was only one of Trump’s tweets.

“As the President of the United States, I have an absolute right, perhaps even a duty, to investigate, or have investigated, CORRUPTION, and that would include asking, or suggesting, other Countries to help us out!” Trump said on the same day he declared that China should investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.

AOC is a Wack Job! https://t.co/LU3hIeek0c

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019

Better than being a criminal who betrays our country. https://t.co/UnShA6gcQQ

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 4, 2019

With the tweet, Trump again emphasized that he doesn’t see wrongdoing in asking foreign governments to dig up dirt on his political opponents, though the head of the Federal Election Commission reminded candidates earlier Thursday that asking for help from foreign governments is illegal in an apparent subtweet of Trump. 

Trump’s tweet caught the attention of one Democratic Rep., California’s Katie Hill, who responded on Twitter: “Dude, no. No. Nope. No. Just no.”

Dude, no. No. Nope. No. Just no. https://t.co/WAuZIBHSCv

— Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) October 4, 2019

Later, Trump threatened to “sue” Pelosi for saying “that Adam Schiffty Schiff didn’t fabricate my words in a major speech before Congress” while further describing that it is “always tough to beat the “Press,” but people are beginning to see how totally CORRUPT they are, and it makes our job a whole lot easier!”

The president tweeted eight times within one hour.

California Sen. and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has called for Trump’s Twitter account to be suspended. 

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