“Maybe (Republican Reps.) George Santos and Marjorie Taylor Greene were, but not me,” the New York Democrat told “The Daily Show” guest host Jordan Klepper in a segment that aired Monday.
“Ticket back to LaGuardia, baby,” she jokingly added.
Trump has claimed people in the Manhattan courthouse cried during his arrest, a spin on his oft-repeated “tears in their eyes” tales about his believed importance to others.
When Klepper asked Ocasio-Cortez how her fellow New Yorkers responded to the booking of the former president, she replied: “I think they treated him like a Florida man. He don’t belong to us no mo. He’s not from Queens anymore. He’s a citizen of Mar-a-Lago at this point.”
Ocasio-Cortez joined Klepper at the Bronx’s Jacobi Medical Center to talk about its Stand Up to Violence program, which treats gun violence as a public health crisis.
“I can hear how Fox News would spin this: ‘AOC tries to defund the police and fund gang members,’” joked Klepper.
“If I spent my time worried about what Fox News said, I wouldn’t be here,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.
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