Trump has barely been able to keep AOC's name out of his mouth of late - but she's not taking his bullying lying down ...
The final presidential debate was interesting to say the least.
via: GettyBetween hurling insults at each other, both Joe Biden and Donald Trump were allowed the time to sway undecided voters.
But while most of Trump's insults were hurled towards Biden, a few of them went in a different direction.
via: GettyRight to US representative, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, but of course, a powerful woman like that wasn't going to let him get away with it. She had some very important advice for the president.
Now we know Donald Trump and AOC don't have the best relationship, but it all boiled over at the final debate.
via: GettyAfter months of mounting tensions, Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, faced each other for one last time.
The debate took place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee...
via: GettyAnd was moderated by NBC News correspondent, Kristen Welker.
It was crucial for both Trump and Biden...
via: GettyBecause, though Biden has a significant lead in the national polls, the gap between him and Trump is gradually reducing in the battleground states.
However, the evening ran a little differently from the other debates.
via: GettyRemember the first presidential debate, wherein Trump and Biden incessantly spoke over and interrupted one another?
It was utterly shambolic, wasn't it?
via: GettyAnd the second debate fared no better.
Following President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, a virtual debate was pitched...
via: GettyBut, of course, the president refused point-blank to do this. So, in a historic first, the second debate was canceled and both candidates went on to attend their own town hall events - on different channels, at the exact same time.
And, in order for the third event to actually take place (and in an orderly manner...)
via: GettyThe Commission on Presidential Debates came up with a new rule.
The ninety-minute debate was divided into fifteen-minute segments...
via: GettyAnd at the start of each new topic, each candidate had 2 minutes of uninterrupted time during which the opponent’s microphone was firmly switched off.
Both campaigns agreed to the new rule...
via: GettyAnd, as has been done before, the moderator ensured that equal amounts of time were given to both the speakers over the course of the ninety minutes.
Of course, anticipations for this crucial event were high...
via: GettyMainly because this is Trump's last chance to salvage the little reputation he has left.
But, almost instantly...
via: GettyThe president seemed to be struggling with the debate's new "no interruptions" rule.
I mean, we all knew this would happen, didn't we?
via: GettyAdmittedly, Trump allowed Biden to have his say (though this may be thanks to his muted microphone).
But his face really said it all.
via: GettyTrump doesn't have the best poker face in the world and gave away his struggle with silence last night.
And, of course, people were quick to point it out online.
Watching Donald Trump try to control himself is the most hilarious thing ever. His instinct is to interrupt and nev… https://t.co/nGobTWe7EO— FlyntofRWBY (@FlyntofRWBY)1603416034.0
Facial expressions aside, over the course of the debate, several topics were covered.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding the coronavirus pandemic, the environment, immigration, social issues, and foreign policy.
The exchanges were sharp, to say the least.
via: Getty ImagesAnd some even pointed out how much of a calmer performance Trump gave compared to the previous debate.
But there was one moment, he seemed to just lose his focus.
via: GettyAnd it was over a woman who seems to be on his mind, even when she's nowhere near him.
Of course, it's Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or "AOC" to her supporters.
via: GettyWhile discussing the Democrat's climate change plan, Donald Trump decided he was going to try and drag her name through the mud, suggesting that she knows absolutely "nothing" about the issue...
He even decided to include "+3" while referring to other house representatives.
Joy is an act of resistance. https://t.co/1WYixdq4qT— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1603422466.0
He said this:
via: Twitter“...AOC plus three. They know nothing about the climate. She’s got a good line of stuff but she knows nothing about the climate".
And Biden's only reaction was laughter because he probably didn't see this one coming.
via: TwitterHe looked slightly surprised at the mention of "AOC+3" and continued to laugh all the way throughout Trump's ramblings.
The Democrats truly got the last laugh after AOC herself addressed the president's remarks about her.
via: TwitterAnd it's safe to say, she's one bad b****. After her tweet was posted, floods of support came through for her.
@AOC You’re a member of the elite, & always have been.— Doc Yellow Pill (@Doc Yellow Pill)1603438109.0
@AOC He's terrified of you. When the racists are terrified of you, that means you are doing good work. Keep it up!— Go Dawgs! (@Go Dawgs!)1603429745.0
@AOC no but in all honesty alexandria you have been my fucking idol. seeing the YOUNGEST woman in congress and a fe… https://t.co/v8LON3l2FA— cynthia 🌟🥂 (@cynthia 🌟🥂)1603423823.0
@AOC they literally are so obsessed with you it's sad, they hate to see women of color succeed 🙄🙄🙄— robert #BLM (@robert #BLM)1603423720.0
@AOC A lot can happen in three years. For example, three years from now you could be a Senator who's leading presid… https://t.co/tjQ4CFoZNR— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1603424049.0
@AOC @AOC lives rent-free in Trump's head.— Angela Belcamino (@Angela Belcamino)1603423867.0
@AOC You make history because you are more education then the president United States of America’s, you will always… https://t.co/DQaT4EX1Am— 🦋 (@🦋)1603424238.0
@AOC i love u i hope u r president one day— gaby (@gaby)1603423702.0
@AOC You are a national treasure! Never stop being who you are, fighting for what is morally right. You are who I c… https://t.co/RSxQlA7t1r— Jon Sebastian Ferry (@Jon Sebastian Ferry)1603423826.0
@AOC i think he’s attracted to you and it’s making him act out— mads (@mads)1603423742.0
This is what she had to say to the President of the United States.
If someone told me 3 years ago, while I was waitressing to help my family stay afloat, that in a few short years an… https://t.co/kc6gRFXAm2— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1603423674.0
I wonder if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consisten… https://t.co/YVLcWSAANY— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1603427592.0
And just to add insult to injury:
AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC. Government colleagues referring to eac… https://t.co/gTlu9qJxDc— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1603428097.0
Trump tried to hit out at AOC for a lack of college education.
“She did go to college, right?” Trump says in taunt of @aoc during his second rally in PA, where he hopes to boost… https://t.co/CSVH6Jw49e— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1603735428.0
She didn't even try to correct him.
I could say yes, but who cares? Plenty of people without college degrees could run this country better than Trump e… https://t.co/9s7T0Nb4JE— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1603740452.0
You get him, AOC!
I’ve hired people w/o degrees who have done incredible, effective, & strategic work. The more college costs soar,… https://t.co/J9VmSPiqQX— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez)1603743547.0