President Trump reportedly praised Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for having a “certain talent,” going so far as to compare her to the former first lady of Argentina, Eva Perón.
Trump reportedly said in an interview for the book that he first came across Ocasio-Cortez during her primary race against former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) and told Politico’s Tim Alberta that he saw a “young woman” on the television “ranting and raving like a lunatic on a street corner, and I said: ‘That’s interesting, go back.’”
“She’s got talent,” Trump said according to the soon-to-be released book, “American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump,” The Guardian reported.
“Now, that’s the good news. The bad news: she doesn’t know anything. She’s got a good sense, an ‘it’ factor, which is pretty good, but she knows nothing. But with time, she has real potential.”
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