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AOC corrects congressional candidate's spelling after they insulted her intelligence


Sep. 22 2020, Updated 8:38 a.m. ET

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has delivered yet another swift burn after a Republican running for Congress insulted her intelligence.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene, who is running for Georgia's 14th district, described herself as being "100% Pro-Life, Pro-Gun, Pro-Trump." On Saturday, Greene took to Twitter to insult AOC, writing:

"As a blonde woman, I would like to take a moment to thank Congresswoman AOC. She has single handily put an end to all 'dumb blonde' jokes. Blondes everywhere appreciate your service and your sacrifice!"

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AOC quickly responded by pointing out a spelling error in Greene's tweet. "Don’t worry Mrs. Greene, I completely understand why you need to swing + miss at my intellect to make yourself feel better," she wrote. "You seem to have some trouble spelling your own insults correctly. Next time try 'single-handedly,' it’ll work better.  Good luck writing legislation!"

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Greene responded by writing: "please ... no one cares about typos.  While you were growing up in socialist boot camp, I was creating 1000s of jobs, $250 million in revenue in 11 different states. Your Marxist GND will destroy millions of jobs. And I’m going to put it through the paper shredder."

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This isn't the first time that AOC's intellect has been the target of attacks from Republicans. During an interview with Fox Business, President Trump said that AOC was a “poor student” and “not even a smart person” after suggesting that, if elected, former Vice President Joe Biden would raise taxes to fund AOC's Green New Deal.

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President Trump has repeatedly claimed that he graduated 'first in his class' from the Wharton School at Penn. In fact, President Trump graduated without honors, suggesting that either his GPA was less than a 3.40 or that he was sanctioned.

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AOC went to Boston University and graduated with degrees in Economics and International Relations. And on Thursday, AOC challenged President Trump to release his college transcripts.

"Let’s make a deal, Mr. President," she wrote. "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."


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