"How is Columbus Day a holiday but Election Day not?" Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Advocates argued that Columbus celebrations whitewashed the explorer's true legacy.
The New York Stock Exchange will be open but most banks won't be.
There were a few "blah blah blahs" thrown in for good measure.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio greeted with boos and hecklers at the Columbus Day parade Monday.
The president's message was very different from Barack Obama's proclamation.
Christopher Columbus's approval ratings are high despite his reputation.
The motion also makes "Italian Heritage Day" an official holiday on October 12.