Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) dares Trump to release his college grades after the president criticized the congresswoman as a “poor student.”
“I won’t say where she went to school. It doesn’t matter,” Trump told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo on Thursday. “This is not even a smart person other than she’s got a good line of stuff, I mean she goes out and she yaps and they’re all afraid of her because if you notice, the progressives are beating the regular Democrats.”
In the same interview, Trump seemed to agree that his administration is blocking funding for the U.S. Postal Service in a bid to criticize mail-in voting ahead of the 2020 election.
Ocasio-Cortez, who graduated from Boston University with degrees in economics and international relations, responded to the president on Twitter:
Trump on AOC: "AOC was a poor student … this is not even a smart person, other than she's got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps." pic.twitter.com/usijJRqlqK
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 13, 2020
The president has often spoken up his claimed academic prowess.
But Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal lawyer, has alleged Trump in the 2016 campaign warned his alma maters to take legal action if they submitted his records.
Mary Trump, the president’s niece, claimed in her tell-all book about her uncle that he’d cheated his way into college by bribing a friend to take the SAT on his behalf.
Let’s make a deal, Mr. President:
You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student.
Loser has to fund the Post Office. https://t.co/OXnmJxufIw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 13, 2020