When someone says something stupid, irrelevant, and false about you, what’s the best thing to do? Ignore them!
Today, President Trump simply and beautifully gave us an example of just that when he answered questions from reporters at the White House.
“Mr. President, congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez called you a racist,” a reporter stated. The reporter was referring to Cortez’s interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, when she responded to Cooper’s question, “Do you believe President Trump is a racist?” with a, “Yeah, yeah, no question.”
“Who did?” the president responded.
“Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez,” the reporter repeated.
“Who cares?” Trump replied. He then moved on to the next question like someone who realized they had bigger fish to fry.
Trump responds to Ocasio-Cortez calling him a racist— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 14, 2019
Reporter: “Mr. President, congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez called you a racist”
Trump: “Who did?”
Reporter: “Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez”
Trump: “Who cares” pic.twitter.com/Wh5x6ZXYwb
Awesome! But as you’d expect, the “Democrat’s great hope” didn’t see it the same way anyone with a working brain would. She saw it as if she "got under" the president’s skin.
In a tweet she wrote, “I bartended for years in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand. We got under his skin”
I bartended for *years* in New York City. I understand guys like this like the back of my hand.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 14, 2019
We got under his skin 😂⬇️ https://t.co/SUXDVVY5tM
So, somehow brushing you off with no interest in hearing your inaccurate perspective of them is the same as you serving some dudes at a bar? I’m not going to make myself try and understand her, I’m just going to do what the president did and move on without considering this very weird viewpoint.
Here are some tweets for your pleasure:
You respond to every piece of high-profile criticism that you get. Sounds to me like everyone else is getting under *your* skin, tbh. pic.twitter.com/WGFzjhD7bb— Danielle Butcher (@DaniSButcher) January 14, 2019
I highly doubt that, sweetheart.— Kristin (@kristinn113) January 14, 2019
Or he just sincerely doesn’t care about you because he understands in a workplace designed for gridlock, an extremely young freshman has even less of a chance to make waves in society.— Nick (@ErickSonic03) January 14, 2019
Please run for president 2020, we need a laugh.— Jason (@jayc9876) January 14, 2019
Because that’s exactly what we want the people we pay to represent us to be focusing on: getting under the presidents skin. Oh, that and dancing. Sorry, didn’t want to leave that “resume builder” off the list.— Andre (@andreonthebeach) January 14, 2019