Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had a brief response to President Donald Trump's mocking of her and her Green New Deal climate change resolution, according to Newsweek.
Quick backstory: Tuesday night, Pres. Trump made some jokes at Ocasio-Cortez's expense during the National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising dinner.
"The Green New Deal, done by a young bartender, 29 years old," Pres. Trump said. "A young bartender, wonderful young woman. The Green New Deal. The first time I heard it I said, 'That's the craziest thing.' You have senators that are professionals and that you guys know that have been there a long time...and they're standing behind her shaking. They're petrified of her."
The president also said "If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose."
Ocasio-Cortez responds: "[The] last guy who underestimated me lost," Ocasio-Cortez said to Newsweek. "That's all I gotta say about that."
Ocasio-Cortez was presumably referring to her Democratic primary foe, veteran former Rep. Joe Crowley, who she surprisingly upset in 2018.
Anything else to know? Ocasio-Cortez said she felt that the Green New Deal resolution, which failed decisively in the Senate, was mostly a success.
"I think that passing the resolution would be an enormous step," Ocasio-Cortez said. "At the same time, I think we've accomplished 90 percent of the resolution's goals, which is a plan. What we should be debating are the technologies and actual policies that we're enacting. The ones that we should be entertaining are in the resolution itself."
Republican alternative? GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz released a "Green Real Deal" plan, billed as a free-market alternative to Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. Among other things, the proposal calls for "empower American innovators" to combat climate change by looking at global trade and intellectual property policies, releasing some federal land from regulations for the purpose of renewable energy research, and modernizing the electric grid.
(H/T The Hill)