President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump tears into ‘crazy’ Bernie Sanders after Fox News town hall Trump claims supporters were kept out of Fox News’s Bernie Sanders town hall Overnight Defense: Trump vetoes measure to end US-role in Yemen war | Poland close to deal on base jokingly called ‘Fort Trump’ | Iranian lawmakers vote to label US Mideast forces as terrorists MORE and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Energy: Collins receives more donations from Texas oil, gas industry than from Maine residents | Interior chief left meetings off schedule | Omar controversy jeopardizes Ocasio-Cortez trip to coal mine The Memo: Sanders becomes Dem front-runner Freshman House Dems surge past GOP in money race MORE (D-N.Y.) both appear on Time’s annual “100 Most Influential People” list, released Wednesday.
Both the president and the congresswoman appear in the yearly list’s “leaders” subsection.
Trump’s profile is written by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), who hails the president for his foreign policy work in relation to North Korea and Chairman Kim Jong Un, who has met with Trump for two leadership summits with a third meeting possibly in the works.
“President Trump deserves great credit for daring to try to personally persuade Chairman Kim to join the family of nations,” Christie wrote. “This approach holds the possibility for history–making changes on the Korean Peninsula to make us all safer.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s profile was written by Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg responds to protesters yelling about ‘Sodom and Gomorrah’ O’Rourke declines to sign pledge barring fossil fuel money Overnight Health Care: CEO of largest private health insurer slams ‘Medicare for All’ plans | Dem bill targets youth tobacco use | CVS fined over fake painkiller prescriptions | Trump, first lady to discuss opioid crisis at summit MORE (D-Mass.), a 2020 presidential hopeful and a fellow member of the left flank of Congressional Democrats.
Warren describes the 2008 financial crisis, which occurred the same year Ocasio-Cortez lost her father to lung cancer, as a formative moment for the first-term Democratic representative.
“Her commitment to putting power in the hands of the people is forged in fire,” Warren writes. “Coming from a family in crisis and graduating from school with a mountain of debt, she fought back against a rigged system and emerged as a fearless leader in a movement committed to demonstrating what an economy, a planet and a government that works for everyone should look like.”
This week, Ocasio-Cortez praised the detailed policies Warren has proposed as part of her presidential bid, calling it “truly remarkable and transformational.”
While Ocasio-Cortez and her signature Green New Deal environmental legislation are a frequent target of conservatives, Trump has rarely mentioned her directly. He hailed her primary victory last summer against 10-term Rep. Joe CrowleyJoseph (Joe) CrowleyOcasio-Cortez responds to Trump calling her a ‘young bartender’: The ‘last guy who underestimated me lost’ Progressives hammer DCCC over blacklist targeting primary challenges Beto could give Biden and Bernie a run for their money MORE (D-N.Y.), a top ally of House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D’Alesandro PelosiPelosi: ‘Everything is at stake’ in 2020 election On The Money: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White House interviewing other candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Budget watchdogs bemoan ‘debt denialism’ Tim Ryan introduces bill to require DOJ to create police de-escalation training MORE (D-Calif.) but has more recently labeled the 29-year-old as “a young bartender.”
Pelosi joined Trump and Ocasio-Cortez on the list, with former Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: 2020 Dems should debate on Fox GOP senators double down on demand for Clinton email probe documents The Memo: Sanders becomes Dem front-runner MORE describing her as “living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman.”
Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE received a profile by former acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesSally Yates: Barr should release Mueller report as soon as possible A question of privilege: How Trump could still gut the Mueller report From border to Mueller, Barr faces challenges as attorney general MORE, who praised Mueller’s discretion over the course of his investigation.
Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh, the subject of a heated confirmation fight last fall that reignited the debate over handling of sexual assault allegations, also made the list, with his profile penned by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOn The Money: Conservatives rally behind Moore for Fed | White House interviewing other candidates | Trump, Dems spar on Tax Day | Budget watchdogs bemoan ‘debt denialism’ Embattled senators fill coffers ahead of 2020 GOP senators divided on Trump trade pushback MORE (R-Ky.).
“The country saw his resilience and commitment to public service. We saw his loyal devotion to family and friends. We saw his undeterred reverence for the law, for precedents and for our nation’s highest traditions,” McConnell writes.
McConnell himself also received a spot on the list, with former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerResurrecting deliberative bodies Trump’s decision on health care law puts spotlight on Mulvaney Marijuana banking bill picks up momentum MORE (R-Ohio) writing that “with his mastery of parliamentary procedure and commitment to principled democratic governance, [McConnell] has shaped the direction of the Supreme Court for generations to come.”