Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks Donald Trump is “scared” to call her names to her face.
The socialist congresswoman told the Breakfast Club on Tuesday that it’s easy for people to “drop a comment” online that they “would never say in real life.”
One of the hosts said Trump “threw some shots at you that he would never say to you. He called you a wack job.”
“Oh no, he wouldn’t,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “Yeah, he never would.
“Like, keep that same energy when you meet me,” she dared.
“I think he’s scared. I think he’s scared,” AOC added.
She was referring to an October tweet from Trump where he referred to her as a “wack job.”
AOC is a Wack Job! https://t.co/LU3hIeek0c
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 4, 2019
She responded to him, “Better than being a criminal who betrays our country.”
Ocasio-Cortez claimed on the show the attention from Trump has resulted in threats.
She went on to say “it’s very dangerous” to be who she is.
“I had a point last year where I would wake up in the morning and I would look at pictures of people who were trying to harm me that day, like, over my breakfast,” she said.
“And a lot of times, it was white supremacists. And it’s very real, like, it’s very, very real,” Ocasio-Cortez added, “and it’s very scary.”
She denied an accusation that she’s doing it for attention.
“I’m not doing this for my health,” she said with a laugh.