Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., did not take kindly to the news that billionaire Democrat Michael Bloomberg and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick were entering the Democratic presidential primary less than three months before the Iowa caucuses.
"Call me radical, but maybe instead of setting ablaze hundreds of millions of dollars on multiple plutocratic, long-shot, very-late presidential bids, we instead invest hundreds of millions into winning majorities of state legislatures across the United States?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday. "Just a thought!"
Patrick submitted a late bid on Thursday but says that he has what it takes to go up against Trump. Bloomberg is gearing to officially launch his campaign but is currently doing damage control after misogynistic comments he made in the '90s resurfaced online.
"Mike has come to see that some of what he has said is disrespectful and wrong," Bloomberg spokesman Stu Loeser said in a statement Thursday. "He believes his words have not always aligned with his values and the way he has led his life."
According to the New York Post, some of the Bloomberg whoppers were included in a book that associates gave to the data terminal mogul in 1990 titled: "The Portable Bloomberg: The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Bloomberg."
"If women wanted to be appreciated for their brains, they'd go to the library instead of Bloomingdale's," Bloomberg reportedly quipped.
Several Republicans have also blasted the Democratic latecomers, including Republican National Committee spokesman Steve Guest:
"There's already one Massachusetts elitist liberal running in the Democrat field, yet Deval Patrick must think she, nor any of the other candidates aren't good enough. Reminder: Patrick doesn't stand a chance against President Trump either," Guest said in a statement.