Donald Trump Jr. Trolls Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Instagram: 'Americans Want to Walk Their Dogs, Not Eat Them'

Donald Trump Jr. shared a meme mocking New York Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and socialism on his Instagram account, suggesting Americans would end up eating dogs if they took her advice on the economy.

In the meme, Ocasio-Cortez, a self-described democratic socialist, asks the question: "Why are you so afraid of a socialist economy?"

Beneath is an image of President Trump replying: "Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them."

Trump Jr. wrote on the Instagram post: "It's funny cuz it's true!!!"

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It’s funny cuz it’s true!!! _______

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Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest woman to enter Congress when she takes office in January. She triggered a major political upset when her grassroots campaign defeated 10-term Representative Joe Crowley, who had been touted as a potential House speaker, in the New York primary for the 14th Congressional District. She won her district comfortably on November 6.

But the Bronx-born 29-year-old has described experiencing racism and sexism in her first days on the Hill.

She was even directed to a spouse event for partners of those elected by a Democratic official.

Ocasio-Cortez also said she could not afford an apartment in Washington, D.C., until her congressional salary kicked in, and had to rely on savings to get by in the meantime.

"There are many little ways in which our electoral system isn't even designed (nor prepared) for working-class people to lead," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

In the meantime, she has been busy hiring staff, pledging to pay her interns $15 an hour, which is higher than what many Congress members pay.

As Ocasio-Cortez settles into life on Capitol Hill, Trump Jr. is reportedly awaiting indictment by special counsel Robert Mueller for lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation.

Trump Jr. is a focus of Mueller's inquiry because for his role in setting up a now-infamous meeting at Trump Tower between his father's campaign associates and a Kremlin-linked lawyer touting dirt on Hillary Clinton, Trump's Democratic opponent.

Mueller has reportedly investigated Trump Jr.'s statements about the meeting, including one dictated by his father, looking for any discrepancies in what Trump Jr. has said publicly, what he has said in private correspondence and what he told federal investigators.

"I know that I'm not worried about anything I actually did," Trump Jr. told USA Today in October. "That doesn't mean they don't totally fabricate all of this stuff at this point."

This article was updated with more background information.