Former President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., criticized Representative Alexandria Ocasio-"authoritarian Cortez's mask Karen" outfit wore at the Met Gala in New York City on Monday evening, calling her a "tax the rich."
Trump Jr. tweeted, "What makes @AOC a bigger fraud," "The 'tax the rich' dress while she's hanging out with a bunch of wealthy leftwing elites or the lack of masks after spending the past 18 months as one of the biggest authoritarian mask Karens in the country?"
Many Twitter critics, including Trump Jr., chastised Ocasio-Cortez for wearing a message against the wealthy while attending an exclusive and pricey event.
Others slammed her outfit as tone-deaf, pointing out that each ticket to the Met Gala costs over $35,000. According to The Evening Standard, most celebrities invited to the gala do not have to pay to attend.
According to the journal, the Met Gala selects emerging designers to showcase their work during the event. Celebrities who dress in the designers' creations are given free admission to the event.
According to Teen Vogue, Ocasio-outfit Cortez's was designed by Aurora James of Brother Vellies.
Trump Jr. has previously chastised Ocasio-Cortez on social media.
In December 2018, Trump Jr. shared an image of Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram as a meme. "Why do you fear a socialist economy so much? Americans prefer to stroll their pets rather than eat them, "the meme stated
Ocasio-Cortez responded by writing, "When the Mueller investigation heats up, I've observed Junior here has a history of spreading garbage about me. Please keep it coming, Jr—trolling a body member that will have subpoena authority in a month is a 'very, very large brain' idea. Have a blast!"
In mid-April 2019, Trump Jr. claimed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was losing control of her party to Ocasio-Cortez and two other rookie legislators from Michigan and Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar.
"We've reached a sad point where [Nancy Pelosi] is so terrified of offending her new bosses, Omar/AOC/Tlaib, that those 3 could submit a resolution deeming 911 an inside job & I'm confident that 95 percent of House Dems would still be too afraid to cross them," he wrote. "They run the Dem Party now."
Trump Jr. accused Ocasio-Cortez of changing her accent to appeal to different groups the same month.
In response, the representative claimed that her years of navigating professional and social contexts as a woman of color had taught her to "code-switching" The process of changing speech patterns dependent on one's social surroundings is known as code-switching.