President Donald Trump tore into Democrats for their Green New Deal proposal but thinks it’ll help him in the 2020 presidential race.
During an exclusive interview on Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria,” the president blasted Democrats who are “becoming a far left party.” He continued with his criticism:
“You look at what they want to do with the Supreme Court. You look at what they want to do with the voting age. Where did that come all of the sudden? The voting age at 16 — they’re becoming radical. They are radicalized.”
President Trump specifically called out the Green New Deal, labeling the proposal the “most preposterous thing.”
He stopped short of slamming the proposal entirely as he said he would like to see Democrats continue to push the proposal because “I think it’s going to be very easy to beat.”
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The Green New Deal, led by freshman Rep. Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.), was introduced last month but has since garnered criticism from U.S. solar and wind power companies, as IJR News reported.
“If you just broadly endorse the Green New Deal, you are liable to upset one side of the aisle or the other. And that’s not constructive,” CEO of SunPower Corp Tom Werner said. He added:
“The idea that you could go 100 percent (clean energy) in 10 years would require a lot of things happening perfectly, simultaneously. You’d have to have bipartisan support, 52-state support.”
“We love the enthusiasm the Green New Deal has brought to the climate issue … but we need to operate in political reality,” vice president of public affairs at the Solar Energy Industries Association Dan Whitten said.
Republicans aren’t backing the Democrat-led Green New Deal resolution, as they’re looking to force Democrats to put their names on it.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) recently announced he would be holding a vote in the Senate on the resolution, which is expected to be during the week of March 25.