President Trump slammed the Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal’ proposal during his massive rally in Texas Monday night; asking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez how she plans to “take a train to Europe.”
Trump mocks @AOC's #GreenNewDeal: "It sounds like a high school term paper that got back a low mark. … It would shutdown a little thing called air travel. How you take a train to Europe?" pic.twitter.com/OwEDMcsDJJ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) February 12, 2019
“They introduced the so-called ‘Green New Deal.’ It sounds like a high-school term-paper that got a low mark. It would shut down American energy… It would shut down a little thing called ‘Air Travel.’ How do you take a train to Europe?” asked the President.
“How are we getting to Hawaii on a train? They want to take away your car, reduce the value of your home, and put millions of Americans out of work,” he added.
DEAL REVEALED: Green New Deal Includes Free Healthcare, Housing, Food, Jobs Guarantee, MORE
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey unveiled their ‘Green New Deal’ proposal Thursday; revealing a massive federal program that calls for universal healthcare, affordable housing, a national jobs guarantee, and more.
A handful of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls -including Sen. Elizabeth Warren- threw their full support behind the legislation months before the full text was posted online.
NEW: Elizabeth Warren supports the idea for a "Green New Deal" — a sweeping climate framework being championed by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. https://t.co/bAqAcrN8a6
— Axios (@axios) January 2, 2019
According to the legislation, the Green New Deal seeks to provide “all people of the United States with high-quality healthcare; affordable, safe, and adequate housing; economic security; and access to clean water, clean air, healthy and affordable food, and nature.”
Read the full text here.
CLIMATE CONFUSION: Sen. Warren Says ‘Green New Deal’ Will Prevent Future ‘Polar Vortexes’
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren touted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ Green New Deal Thursday; saying the progressive proposal would help prevent future “polar vortexes” from occurring.
“Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/us/weather-polar-vortex.html …” she tweeted.
Our children & grandchildren should grow up in a world where they can breathe the air & drink the water – and go outside without risking their lives in extreme temperatures. It’s time to protect our planet & pass a Green New Deal. #PolarVortex2019 https://t.co/JYnVrxMf1t
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 31, 2019
Cortez and other left-wing legislators are poised to introduce the Green New Deal in the coming days; calling for a complete transition to renewable energy in 10 years, a universal jobs program, and Medicare for All.