The tweet from Ocasio-Cortez is the latest salvo in an ongoing heated and personal feud that reached new heights on Sunday when Trump falsely implied in a racist tweet that Ocasio-Cortez and several other minority Democratic congresswomen weren’t natural-born American citizens. He suggested “they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
“Hey Mr. President, remember when you bragged about sexually assaulting women, talking about feeling their breasts and genitals, because ‘when you’re a star they let you do it?’ And then you imposed DOE policies to make it harder for sexual assault survivors to report assault?” Ocasio-Cortez wrote Tuesday
, referring to the tape that surfaced during the 2016 campaign in which Trump is heard saying he was able to grab women “by the p****” because he was famous. Trump later apologized for the remarks.
More than a dozen women have come forward with a range of accusations against Trump, ranging from sexual harassment and assault to lewd behavior, from before he was President. Trump has vehemently denied all of the allegations and has threatened to sue his accusers, though he has not done so.
In her tweet Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez was apparently referring to new rules unveiled by the Department of Education in November that narrowed the definition of sexual misconduct on college campuses.
The New York Democrat was responding to a fresh attack by Trump in which he accused four lawmakers — and women of color — of “spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party.”
In a separate tweet
made on Tuesday, the congresswoman wrote that Trump “has decided he does not want to be President of the United States.”
“He does not want to be a President to those who disagree. And he’d rather see most Americans leave than handle our nation’s enshrined tradition of dissent. But we don’t leave the things we love,” the tweet read.