The outspoken congresswoman then continued, accusing the Trump administration of being corrupt.
“But given how you’ve destroyed our border with inhumane camps, all at a benefit to you & the corps who profit off them, you are absolutely right about the corruption laid at your feet,” she tweeted.
Ocasio-Cortez then referenced the other members of the so-called “Squad” of first-term progressive Democratic lawmakers, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Massachusetts’ Ayanna Pressley. Despite Trump’s claim in his tweet, only one of these progressives was born outside of the U.S. — Omar, who has lived in America since she was about 10 years old.
“You are angry because you don’t believe in an America where I represent New York 14,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez, referencing her congressional district, “where the good people of Minnesota elected @IlhanMN, where @RashidaTlaib fights for Michigan families, where @AyannaPressley champions little girls in Boston.”