Trump makes thinly veiled attack at AOC during coronavirus briefing after she suggests stimulus bill overly favours corporations

Donald Trump took a veiled jab at New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, beloved by the far left, calling her a “little grandstander” over her threats to delay passage of a coronavirus economic aid package.

Ms Ocasio-Cortez, known colloquially as “AOC,” has complained that she is concerned the bipartisan measure, which cleared the Senate on a 96-0 vote, is too friendly to large corporations. She wants more provisions to help workers and those who have lost their jobs due to the super bug outbreak.

Mr Trump again said “we have to get back to work,” saying the people of the United States are not suited to “sit around.”

Earlier in the day, the White House released outlines of a plan to assess counties one-by-one, ranking them into three risk categories. The president told reporters during his daily virus briefing that his team will release more information about that plan next week.

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