AOC tells Jane Fonda that being Trump’s ‘public enemy No.1’ is a good thing because he’s ‘the most fascistic President in modern history’
- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told Jane Fonda it was a ‘good thing’ to be considered ‘public enemy No.1’ by President Trump
- Ocasio-Cortez described Trump as ‘the worst and most authoritarian, borderline — or probably, actually — fascistic president in modern history’
- Trump and Ocasio-Cortez have continued to lash out at each other ahead of the November election
- Ocasio-Cortez said she has casted her vote ‘out of solidarity with the most marginalized and vulnerable communities’
- Fonda has been critical of the Trump administration’s stance on climate change and environmental policies
- Last year, she created ‘Fire Drill Friday’ demonstrations on Capitol Hill
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said she considered being ‘public enemy No. 1’ on President Trump’s list ‘a good thing.’
The Bronx congresswoman even called the label a ‘badge of honor’ while speaking with actress and activist Jane Fonda during a ‘Fire Drill Friday’ interview for Greenpeace.
‘If the worst and most authoritarian, borderline — or probably, actually — fascistic president in modern history considers me public enemy No. 1, I think that’s a good thing. I’m doing a great job,’ Ocasio-Cortez, 31, told Fonda.
Ocasio-Cortez and members of ‘The Squad,’ a group of four Democratic Congresswomen, have been repeated targets of President Trump.
Actress Jane Fonda (left) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (right) spoke during a ‘Fire Drill Friday’ interview for Greenpeace
Trump has previously told reporters and crowds of his supporters alike the Ocasio-Cortez was ‘not talented in many ways’ and ‘not good at anything.’
Many of his attacks have focused around the Green New Deal, a proposal intended to address climate change and economic inequality that was sponsored by Ocasio-Cortez.
During the last presidential debate, Trump took aim again by saying ‘If you look at his plan, his environmental plan, you know who developed it?
‘A.O.C. plus three. They know nothing about the climate.’
Ocasio-Cortez responded that night on Twitter with the same sentiment she told Fonda, who has also been critical of the President.
‘If we‘ve been identified as public enemy #1 to the worst president in modern history and an entire party of his sycophants, then we must be doing something right.’ she wrote.
AOC: ‘If we‘ve been identified as public enemy #1 to the worst president in modern history and an entire party of his sycophants, then we must be doing something right’
During the interview, Ocasio-Cortez shifted gears towards the looming November election by noting Joe Biden was more ‘vulnerable’ to liberal activism, while Trump was ‘accountable to no one.’
‘The reason young people aren’t really passionate or supportive of a lot of elected officials is because a lot of elected officials do nothing substantively to address the real material cares that a young electorate is passionate about,’ she told Fonda.
‘I am casting this vote out of solidarity with the most marginalized and vulnerable communities.
‘This isn’t always about support for the candidate. We can make tactical votes.’
Ocasio-Cortez: ‘The reason young people aren’t really passionate or supportive of a lot of elected officials is because a lot of elected officials do nothing substantively to address the real material cares that a young electorate is passionate about’ Pictured: President Trump (left) and Joe Biden (right)
While speaking about the Green New Deal, both Fonda and Ocasio-Cortez beamed over the reception it had garnered young voters.
Fonda, 82, has become one of Hollywood and Capitol Hill’s most vocal climate change activists.
Fonda has taken on a number of political causes over the last five decades, with her most infamous stance involving her 1972 trip to Hanoi, Vietnam, as she protested the Vietnam War. The trip earned her the nickname ‘Hanoi Jane’ among critics.
Most recently, Fonda has spearheaded ‘Fire Drill Friday’ demonstrations in Washington D.C. to fight for environmental change.
Jane Fonda (above on October 25) has spent the past four Fridays protesting at the Capitol in the name of climate change until she is taken away with her hands zip-tied by police
Fonda was arrested five times during the Fire Drill Friday events, but has continued to advocate for better policies.
During an event in November 2019, she told the crowd of activists that ‘We cannot leave it to young people to fight this fight for their future by themselves.’
Fonda highlighted the ‘urgency of the climate crisis and need for activism on an unprecedented scale.’