Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., found some common ground with President Trump on Tuesday after she came across an old tweet where he referred to the Electoral College as a "disaster."

During the 2012 election between President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney, Trump took to Twitter to express his frustration with the Electoral College.

"The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy," Trump tweeted.

In that election, Obama won with 332 electoral votes over Romney's 206. Trump had endorsed Romney ahead of the election.

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Now, the president backs the Electoral College following his 2016 victory.

Ocasio-Cortez seized on the old tweet.

"I’m so glad the President and I agree that the Electoral College has got to go," the congresswoman reacted.

Last week, the "Squad" member called the Electoral College a "scam" to her Instagram followers and suggested there was a racial component that negatively affected voters of color.

"The Electoral College has a racial injustice breakdown," Ocasio-Cortez said. "Due to severe racial disparities in certain states, the Electoral College effectively weighs white voters over voters of color, as opposed to a 'one person, one vote' system where all our votes are counted equally."

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She went on to blast the argument that the Electoral College gives rural states a "fair shake."

"Could you image if we had this kind democracy-altering 'fairness' provision for literally any other group?" she asked. "If we weighed, for example, black and indigenous voters more because of unfairness?"

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