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Donald Trump is no longer a New Yorker and got ‘Florida man’ treatment in the city, AOC says

aoc trumpRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Donald Trump.

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  • Donald Trump isn’t a New Yorker anymore, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said of the former president.
  • That’s why he got “Florida man” treatment from New Yorkers when he was arraigned in Manhattan.
  • “He’s a citizen of Mar-a-Lago at this point,” she said on the Daily Show.

Former President Donald Trump may have made his name in New York City, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says he’s a “Florida man” now.

The New York Democrat said her fellow New Yorkers treated Trump “like a Florida man” when he returned to Manhattan this month to face felony charges of falsifying business records.

“He don’t belong to us no more, OK?” she said laughing, during a Daily Show interview. “He’s not from Queens anymore. He’s a citizen of Mar-a-Lago at this point.”

Trump’s arraignment at a Manhattan courthouse drew pro-Trump rallygoers, like far-right Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, but also protestors, too. Ocasio-Cortez celebrated a report at the time that Greene was heckled, tweeting, “Welcome to NYC!” 

 

During her Daily Show interview, Ocasio-Cortez also wasn’t buying Trump’s claims that Manhattan courthouse workers cried while booking him, saying, “2024, sir, 2024.”

“Maybe George Santos and Marjorie Taylor Greene were, but not me,” she said of the MAGA members of Congress. “Ticket back to LaGuardia, baby.”

LaGuardia Airport is in her district, she said, and so is Rikers Island prison, where people are treated “far worse for doing far less, and then, you know, it’s like this red carpet that gets rolled out.”

Trump’s indictment follows a probe into 2016 “hush-money” payments to adult film star Stormy Daniels during his presidential campaign.

“I mean, if you hurt one person, you get ten years in prison, but if you hurt millions of people, you get your name on a building,” she said.

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