Newly elected Congresswoman and rising star of the Democratic party Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Donald Trump was ‘scared’, after he vowed in his State of the Union address that America would ‘never be a socialist country’ – and claimed she looked unhappy during the speech because the country is a plane with no pilot.

The President delivered his second State of the Union to Congress last night, in which he admitted being ‘alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country’.

‘America was founded on liberty and independence – not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and we will stay free,’ Trump said.

‘Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.’

His comments were an explicit rebuke to self-proclaimed democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez, who said in an interview with Fox News afterwards: ‘I thought it was great.