Whether you love or hate Democratic New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—or as she's commonly known, AOC—one thing is indisputable. She is undefeated when it comes to perfect social media clapbacks.
The latest person to find they are no match for AOC's sharp wit is none other than QAnon-loving Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Greene called AOC a "little communist from New York City" at a sparsely attended Trump MAGA rally in Ohio on Saturday.
You can see Greene's remarks here:
As usual for MAGA rallies, the focus was on insulting Trump's enemies more than anything else.
Greene used her time to lay into Representative Ocasio-Cortez with a series of digs.
"...AOC, the little communist from New York City... Yeah, lock her up too, that's a good idea."
As the crowd erupted into a chorus of boos, Greene went on to traffic in thinly veiled racism and xenophobia typical of comments by many of AOC's Republican detractors.
"She's not an American. She really doesn't embrace our American ways."
Greene then cited the Green New Deal as reason for saying AOC is not an American.
You know, because caring about climate change is treason or not at all a priority for the people actually indigenous to the Americas.
AOC's response was like something out of a "how to win social media" playbook.
For many of us, these sorts of attacks would inspire us to launch into a tirade in return. Like pointing out Greene has no record in Congress other than having her committee assignments stripped by her own party.
But not AOC.
The unflappable Congresswoman kept it short, sweet and objectively hilarious with her simple one-liner.
"First of all, I'm taller than her."
On Twitter, people appreciated AOC's approach.
@AOC https://t.co/mlZKciX0UX— Israel (ThatDogDaniel) (@Israel (ThatDogDaniel))1624752332.0
Ocasio-Cortez and Greene have been anything but friends since the very beginning of Greene's term.
In May, video showed Greene confronting Ocasio-Cortez on the House floor so aggressively Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called it "verbal assault" and threatened to open an ethics investigation into her conduct.
Ocasio-Cortez had a similarly succinct and evocative response to that altercation, too.
"I used to work as a bartender. These are the kinds of people that I threw out of bars all the time."