President Trump brought down the house at the National Republican Campaign Committee annual spring dinner on Tuesday.
Riffing, Trump ridiculed “young bartender” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Millennial socialist author of the Green New Deal.
“A young bartender, wonderful young woman,” Trump said of Ocasio-Cortez.
“It’s crazy, you know, the first time I heard it, I said that’s the craziest thing. You have senators that are professionals that you guys know that have been there for a long time. White hair, everything perfect and they’re standing behind her and they’re shaking, they’re petrified of her,” Trump said to laughs.
“‘We support the Green New Deal,'” he said, mimicking the crusty old senators apparently afraid of the woman with a large Twitter following.
He then turned to Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hiorno.
“They asked her about the Green New Deal. ‘I love it!’ They said, yeah, but you don’t allow airplanes anymore so you can’t get to Hawaii,” he said during his one-man back-and-forth riff.
“So somebody jokingly said, ‘We’ll build a train to Hawaii,’ and she actually thought it was a decent idea. So now she supports it because she thinks they’re going to build a train to Hawaii,” he said.
“We will have to do something but don’t do it too early, please, don’t kill it because we want to be able to run against it,” Trump said. “If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose,” he said, triggering laughs and applause.
During another part of his remarks, he got the crowd laughing at handsy Joe Biden.
Trump said how he spoke to Gen. Raisin Caine about the battle against ISIS and said, “So my people tell me two years, what do you think?” “One week, sir,” Trump said Caine told him.
“I said, General, come here, give me a kiss,” Trump said, motioning his arms for a hug.
“I felt like Joe Biden,” he said, getting the crowd roaring.
“But I meant it,” Trump said.