Trump’s Response To AOC’s Green New Deal Is Spot On And It Clearly Bugged Her (WATCH)
During his rally in El Paso on Monday night, President Donald Trump went on a great tear against the Green New Deal, comparing it “high school term paper that got a low mark” and detailing some of the crazier aspects of it.
From Free Beacon:
“Too many Democrats are focused on tearing down their opposition instead of building up our country,” Trump told the El Paso, Texas crowd. “They are trying to impose some of the most extreme measures and policies ever put forward by our Congress … I don’t think anybody in this room wants to pay 70, 80, 90, and 95 percent tax.”
He went on to specifically target the Green New Deal resolution, a 14-page economic stimulus plan released last Thursday by self-described democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) and Sen. Ed Markey (D., Mass.) that aims to fight income inequality and climate change. The crowd booed when he mentioned the proposal and then cheered when he said, “It sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark.”
“It would shut down American energy, which I don’t think the people of Texas are going to be happy with that,” Trump said. “It would shut down a little thing called air travel. How do you take a train to Europe?”
He also noted how even Sen. Mazie Hirono was getting there was a problem with the GND.
Hirono had a great line when asked about the description about eliminating most air travel and replacing it with high speed rail.
“That would be pretty hard for Hawaii,” she said.
Trump also pointed out that while the GND would be requiring a “massive government takeover” in the United States, it of course wouldn’t apply anywhere else, so that businesses would flee to other countries and the real polluters “like China” would actually benefit by getting the fleeing companies that would move there.
Trump had previously mocked the GND saying that he thought it was “very important that the Democrats move ahead with it.
“I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal,” Trump tweeted. “It would be great for the so-called “Carbon Footprint” to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military – even if no other country would do the same. Brilliant!”