READ: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tweets ‘Why Should I Be ‘Spirited and Warm’ for This Embarrassment of a #SOTU?’


Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was accused of “looking not spirited, warm and original as usual but sullen, teenaged and at a loss” by Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan in her observation of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address last night.

Ocasio-Cortez soon responded.

“Tonight was an unsettling night for our country. The president failed to offer any plan, any vision at all, for our future,” she wrote. “We’re flying without a pilot. And I‘m not here to comfort anyone about that fact.”

It’s true that Ocasio-Cortez, one of the president’s more prominent critics, did not applaud him during a speech that has been described as both “unrepentant” and “defiant.”

Many took Ocasio-Cortez’s side over Noonan’s.

The self-described democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez has made regular headlines for her disavowals of the president.

Ahead of the State of the Union address, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted out a CNN story on “what to watch” on the State of the Union address, adding “none of it.” (She did not elaborate further.)

“The president was unprepared. I don’t think that he did his homework,” she told MSNBC afterward.

“We’ve seen State of the Union address delivered by many presidents, Democrat and Republican,” she continued. “They almost always have substantive policies that are offered. I agree with Senator [Amy] Klobuchar that there was no plan. There was no plan to address our opioid crisis. There was no plan to address the cost of health care, there was no plan to increase wages. It was… I had to ask myself: ‘Is this a campaign stop or is this the State of the Union?”

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