On the first night of the Republican National Convention, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) decided it would be a good idea to mock the GOP for its decision not to update the 2016 Republican Party platform—a decision that was predictably mischaracterized by the media—by taking a swipe at the GOP mascot.
“Honestly elephants deserve so much better than to be a mascot for this,” she tweeted.
Honestly elephants deserve so much better than to be a mascot for this
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 25, 2020
Really, AOC? That’s the best you could come up with? Did she not realize what would happen next?
Jenna Ellis, a senior legal adviser to the Trump campaign and attorney to President Trump, was happy to point out the obvious, which apparently went over the head of poor AOC:
Asses, however, represent your party quite well. https://t.co/wuY4JWZZy6
— Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) August 25, 2020
Others also responded to AOC about how appropriate the DNC mascot is.
— Karli 🇺🇸 (@KarluskaP) August 25, 2020
Too easy!! pic.twitter.com/n3ZD0VVQVc
— NYCResident (@resident_nyc) August 25, 2020
Elephants, never forget! Donkeys, represent asses!
— JT (@JT80153904) August 25, 2020
And the jacka$$ logo suites you and your smile quite well.
— @TheTimesArePrecious (@forSomethingIs1) August 25, 2020
But a jackass fits the Democrats perfectly
— Louis Hitchcox (@LHitchcox) August 25, 2020
You could be right. On the other hand an ass is the perfect mascot of National Dems.
— Norm Albanese (@RInative) August 25, 2020
Asses fit well for Demorats 👍🏻 and no, that’s not a misspelling.
— Princess Bulldog (@PerfectByGrace) August 25, 2020
It’s hard to give a jackass a bad name but you sure are doing a hell of a job.
— Gator Bait (@THEotherRumble) August 25, 2020
Asses, on the other hand, suit you quite well. 🤣🤣🤣
— Scott (@Gun_Nutt) August 25, 2020
Sorry, AOC, your attempt at an epic burn turned out to be another epic fail.
Matt Margolis is the author of the new book Airborne: How The Liberal Media Weaponized The Coronavirus Against Donald Trump, and the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis