Donald Trump Allegedly Said AOC Has This Affect On Old Men

Donald Trump doesn't have the best track record when it comes to women. In fact, Cosmopolitan compiled a list of 25 offensive comments the former president had made about them. From bragging about not being able to control himself around attractive ladies to, on the flipside, suggesting supposedly ugly women should be cast out of society and sent to live under a bridge, Trump has never been shy about making his opinions clear. 

In particular, the former reality star has an issue with female politicians. He suggested Hillary Clinton wasn't fit to run the country because she couldn't "satisfy her husband," while Kamala Harris, his ultimately successful opponent's running mate, was a "monster" who got "destroyed" during a debate with Mike Pence. Trump went on, "She was terrible. I don't think you could get worse. And totally unlikeable" (via NPR). As for congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, he's got some special leftover ire for her. 

Donald Trump was incensed by AOC's popularity

Donald Trump once said, of congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, "This is not even a smart person, other than she's got a good line of stuff. I mean, she goes out and she yaps" (via The Hill). But, is his issue borne out of jealousy? According to the Daily Mail, in upcoming book "In Trump's Shadow: The Battle for 2024 and the Future of the GOP" by journalist David Drucker, it's revealed the former president reckons his supporters are just as diehard as Ocasio-Cortez's, which is what makes her such a powerful force in Washington. His claims were made back in 2019, at a speech received by business leaders including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Trump reportedly said of Ocasio-Cortez, "I've watched her walk down the halls of Congress, and I see these old men shiver in fear — they shiver in fear whenever they see her." 

He added, "You want to know why? Because AOC has a base, just like me." The comments were received with "nervous laughter," rather than raucous cheers and applause as they might have been at a Trump rally. The politician was rallying to be re-elected at the time, and reportedly warned those gathered at the closed door meeting that if they wanted to stay in business they'd better vote for him. It came shortly after the Democrats regained control of the House of Representatives, bringing with them "failed geek" Ocasio-Cortez's well-received Green New Deal.