President Donald Trump has a pretty strong Twitter game, but that could be threatened by a rising star in the Democratic Party.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York), a freshman member of the House of Representatives who ousted an incumbent member of her own party in a primary election last year (going on to win the general election in November), is well-known for her own social media posts on Instagram and Twitter.
On Thursday, Ocasio-Cortez, joined by fellow Democrat Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, plans to host other Democratic lawmakers in a workshop of sorts, teaching them how to use social media to their advantage.
Their event will "discuss how they [can] use Twitter as an effective and authentic messaging tool to connect with their constituents," according to reporting from CNN.
If anyone can teach their colleagues how to be an effective communicator online, it's probably Ocasio-Cortez, who is a well-known user on social media — and one with demonstrated success. Ocasio-Cortez has 20 percent more followers than does Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California).
Not one to back down from a fight, Ocasio-Cortez frequently engages with individuals, including conservative pundits, who challenge her views online. Just this week, for example, she and former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, debated back-and-forth about raising the highest marginal tax rate to 70 percent.