It was only a matter of time before President Trump was going to step in, and he did just that in grand fashion.
Recently on Fox News’ “Hannity,” President Trump laid into democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her “Green New Deal” calling the proposal “catastrophic.”
“What is your reaction, as you watch this New Green Deal and the comments of all these new candidates?” host Sean Hannity asked. “Do you have a new reaction to it?”
“Well, I don’t want to speak badly about the New Green Deal, Sean, because, frankly, I’m afraid they will stop using it, because I really do want to campaign against it,” Trump said. “It’s ridiculous, all right, it’s crazy. It will cost $100 trillion. Nobody knows what that means.”
“That means it’s more money than you have in the world,” Trump continued. “And it will be catastrophic. It’s not going to happen. It’s just talk.”
“The New Green Deal is ridiculous, but I don’t want to speak badly because I want them to keep going forward with it. I really look forward to campaigning, just a little bit early, just like Elizabeth Warren,” Trump added. “I hit her too hard, too early, and now it looks like she’s finished. I wish she would have been in the race and frankly, I would have loved to have run against her but I would say she’s probably finished.”
“But they have plenty left, the New Green Deal is going nowhere.”
A recent analysis estimated that Ocasio-Cortez’splan would cost $93 trillion, and found that “its further expansion of the federal government’s role in some of the most basic decisions of daily life, however, would likely have a more lasting and damaging impact than its enormous price tag.”
Ocasio-Cortez’s was opposed by almost everyone which left the “Green New Deal” without a single vote for it.
The proposal was also opposed by the AFL-CIO, America’s largest organized-labor group.
“We welcome the call for labor rights and dialogue with labor, but the Green New Deal resolution is far too short on specific solutions that speak to the jobs of our members and the critical sections of our economy,” the AFL-CIO Energy Committee wrote. “It is not rooted in an engineering-based approach and makes promises that are not achievable or realistic.”
“We will not accept proposals that could cause immediate harm to millions of our members and their families, we will not stand by and allow threats to our members’ jobs and their families’ standard of living go unanswered.”