Discover. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., center, listens as President Donald Trump delivers his Impart of the Union take care of to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019. (AP Picture/J. Scott Applewhite)
U.S. Discover. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to criticism from a high columnist on Tuesday that she had a “rare depraved night” at some stage in President Trump’s Impart of the Union speech.
Peggy Noonan, the Wall Side road Journal columnist, tweeted that the 29-year-outmoded Democrat regarded “short-tempered, teenaged and at a loss” at some stage in a night the assign the freshman win saved mostly quiet and refused to applaud president Trump’s remarks as he touted his administration’s low unemployment numbers and efforts to treatment AIDS and cease sex traffickers.
Ocasio-Cortez – a frequent critic of Trump – took to Twitter to defend herself.
“Why also can just level-headed I be “sharp and warmth” for this embarrassment of a #SOTU? Tonight became an unsettling night for our nation. The president didn’t give any plan, any imaginative and prescient at all, for our future. We’re flying with out a pilot. And I‘m now not right here to consolation someone about that truth,” she wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez did clap when Trump diagnosed the different of females in Congress.
Trump’s allure for cohesion is now not liable to defend over many of his Democratic critics in Congress. Earlier than Trump even delivered his speech, California Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, talked about, “We can hear insincere appeals to cohesion.”
Also in the audience were several other Democrats running to area Trump in 2020, including Cory Booker of Glossy Jersey, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Kirsten Gillibrand of Glossy York.
Noonan tweeted, “This has been a deeply adept speech in phrases of protection. He reduce again to the muscle on good and unlawful immigration, on abortion and infanticide, on foreign wars. His snort on socialism will seemingly be remembered. Nice heroes in the balcony, a exact American panoply.”