Feb 9, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Trump mocks Democrats' Green New Deal

President Trump mocked Democrats' Green New Deal resolution in a Saturday tweet, in accurately describing its core goals while sarcastically saying that it is "very important" for them to "press forward" with the idea.

"I think it is very important for the Democrats to press forward with their Green New Deal. 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!"

The big picture: Trump has long mocked the idea of climate change, despite overwhelming scientific evidence showing temperatures around the globe are increasing due to human activity. And both Trump and top officials in his administration believe they can unify Republicans as some vocal wings of the Democratic Party embrace socialist ideas like the Green New Deal, as Axios reported earlier this week.

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