During a campaign rally in Pennsylvania on Monday, President Donald Trump mocked Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bona fides, as he is wont to do.
Talking about the Green New Deal, driven by an AOC-led group, Trump quipped in non sequitur fashion, like the rest of his speech: “A great student of the environment. I don’t think she ever took an environmental course in college.”
He then asked: “She did go to college, right?”
The Democrat from the Bronx most definitely finished college. She graduated with a BA in international relations and economics from Boston University.
However, Ocasio-Cortez used the opportunity to push some points across, ahead of the upcoming presidential election. She also makes a note of the rising costs of university education and the associated class entanglements.
Others mentioned that in Trump’s pandering to the non-college-educated, he’s mocking any sort of education in the course.
“Instead of inspiring his followers to better themselves, to learn marketable skills, or to just be better members of society, he mocks those who have put in the work and achieved their goals,” tweeted @Kvwboyaf1, relating to AOC.
Aside from his continual mentioning of AOC, Trump could also be shooting him himself in the proverbial foot. It’s been shown that in battleground states, like Wisconsin, his opponent, former vice president Joe Biden, in a good position against Trump among white voters without college degrees, especially women.
Trump is losing significant steam with this group and not just for his present-day egregiousness. Since 1976, the sector of voters without college degrees has been a shrinking class.