Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warns Donald Trump Jr not to troll somebody who’s about to have subpoena power over him

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the new Democratic darling in Washington DC, has poked fun at Donald Trump’s eldest son, suggesting it is not wise to troll a member of a body that will soon have subpoena powers over him.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump JR sought to mock the 29-year-old congresswoman-elect – apparently hated by conservatives as much as she is loved by progressives – with a meme he posted to his Instagram page.

The Washington Post reported the meme implied Ms Ocasio-Cortez’s democratic socialist views would lead to Americans eating dogs.

Consisting of two images that had been placed together, the top photograph showed the New York congresswoman-elect with the words: “Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?” The second picture showed President Trump, with the text: “Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them.”

The Post said Mr Trump Jr, 40, a pugnacious social media presence who frequently jumps to his father’s defence and attacks his critics, shared the meme to his 1.5m Instagram followers along with the caption: “It’s funny cuz it’s true!”

On Friday, Ms Ocasio-Cortez, who has as many Twitter followers as the other incoming 60 Democratic freshman House members combined, issued something of a warning to Mr Trump Jr, reminding him that when the new House of Representatives sits in January, the power to hold investigations into almost any issue it wants to, will lie in the hands of Democrats.

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“I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up,” she said.

“Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month.”

She added: “Have fun!”

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