AOC rips Trump for asking if she went to college and says ‘many without degrees could be better president’

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ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez slammed President Trump for suggesting she didn't attend college, adding that plenty of people without degrees could run the US better than him.

While speaking about Ocasio-Cortez during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, Trump asked, "She did go to college, right?"

AOC clapped back at Trump for suggesting she did not attend college

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AOC clapped back at Trump for suggesting she did not attend collegeCredit: EPA

Trump made the comments about Ocasio-Cortez during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania Monday

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Trump made the comments about Ocasio-Cortez during a campaign rally in Pennsylvania MondayCredit: Alamy Live News

I could say yes, but who cares? Plenty of people without college degrees could run this country better than Trump ever has.

As much as GOP cry about “elites,” they’re the ones who constantly mock food service workers, people w/o degrees, etc as dumb. It’s classist & disgusting. https://t.co/t4FepwyeGl

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) October 26, 2020

Responding to a tweet about Trump's comments, Ocasio-Cortez said, "I could say yes, but who cares?"

"Plenty of people without college degrees could run this country better than Trump ever has," she added.

She then went on to take digs at Republicans in general for mocking people who don't attend college.

"As much as GOP cry about 'elites,' they’re the ones who constantly mock food service workers, people w/o degrees, etc as dumb. It’s classist & disgusting," she said.

She went on to say that she had hired people without degrees who have been amazing employees and that as the price of college soars, degrees are becoming more of a measure of "privilege than competence."

Ocasio-Cortez said that plenty of people without college degrees could run the country better than Trump

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Ocasio-Cortez said that plenty of people without college degrees could run the country better than TrumpCredit: AFP or licensors

Trump's comments were made during the second of three rallies in Pennsylvania Monday, while he was discussing the Green New Deal.

"A great student of the environment," he said of Ocasio-Cortez. "I don't think she ever took an environmental course in college. She did go to college, right?"

Ocasio-Cortez attended Boston University and graduated in 2011 with degrees in international relations and economics. 

This is the second time in a week Ocasio-Cortez has slammed the president for insulting her.

She accused the president of "disrespect" after he referred to "the squad" as "AOC plus three" during the final presidential debate last week.

AOC also slammed Trump for referring to 'The Squad' as 'AOC plus three' during the final presidential debate

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AOC also slammed Trump for referring to 'The Squad' as 'AOC plus three' during the final presidential debateCredit: AP:Associated Press

Approximately two hours after Trump and Joe Biden went head-to-head for the last US Presidential Debate, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to denounce GOP lawmakers for shortening the names of female representatives.

“I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature," she wrote.

"Women notice. It conveys a lot."

"The squad" refers to a group of progressive female Democrats: Ocasio-Cortez, plus Representatives Ilhan Omar, of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib, of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley, of Massachusetts.

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The president referred to "AOC plus three" two times during the Thursday night debate - which was held at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

The congresswoman's followup tweet read: “AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC.

"Government colleagues referring to each other in a public or professional context (aka who don’t know me like that) should refer to their peers as ‘Congresswoman,’ ‘Representative,’ etc. Basic respect 101."

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