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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stops heckler: "That's the difference between me and Trump"

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. Photo: MSNBC/Getty Images

While covering climate change and the Green New Deal on MSNBC on Friday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) clapped back at an agitator in the audience who had called former Rep. Bob Inglis a "moron," retorting: "Hey! Hey! Hey! That's unacceptable."

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez digs into GND policy

In this image, AOC and Chris Hayes sit across from each other on a raised circle platform at the townhall.
AOC at the MSNBC town hall. Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/MSNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

At a MSNBC town hall on Friday evening, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez responded to Republican criticisms of the Green New Deal and shared her policy details on the resolution, pointing out that a primary focus of plan is to simply make climate change a "national priority."

Why it matters: Highlights of the town hall resulted in viral moments on Twitter — like AOC admonishing an audience member who called former Rep. Bob Inglis a "moron" — but actual policy discussion took place, too. A key point of focus: "transitioning" fossil fuel workers into new energy jobs.