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Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. Roy Blunt look on as President Trump speaks to media before attending the Senate Republican weekly policy lunch. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

A Senate aide tells Axios that President Trump said he wants to run on the Green New Deal in 2020.

What he's saying: While speaking at Tuesday's Senate Republican lunch, Trump said, "You guys have done a great job on the Green New Deal. But don't kill it too badly, because I want to run on this" in 2020.

Driving the news: No Senate Democrat voted for a Green New Deal resolution when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought it up for a vote — even though all the 2020 candidates are co-sponsors.

  • Most Dems voted "present" (neither for nor against), because they thought McConnell was trying to trap them — to put them on the record so they can be held accountable in campaigns. Four senators in the Democratic caucus voted no.

Be smart: They're right.

  • "It couldn’t have gone better for us," said a Senate Republican leadership aide. "Everyone’s happy this got a vote and that it was unanimously rejected by the Senate."
  • So that's the Republicans' message: The Senate unanimously rejected the Green New Deal, one of Democrats' defining policies of 2020.

Go deeper: Where each 2020 presidential candidate stands on the GND

Editor's note: This piece was corrected to show all 2020 Dem candidates are co-sponsors (not all Democrats) and to add there were 4 in the Dem caucus who voted no.

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President-elect Biden is strongly considering Rahm Emanuel to run the Department of Transportation, weighing the former Chicago mayor’s experience on infrastructure spending against concerns from progressives over his policing record.

Why it matters: The DOT could effectively become the new Commerce Department, as infrastructure spending, smart cities construction and the rollout of drone-delivery programs take on increasing economic weight.

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Biden turns to experienced hands for White House economic team

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Joe Biden plans to announce Cecilia Rouse and Brian Deese as part of his economic team and Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: These are experienced hands. Unveiling a diverse group of advisers also may draw attention away from a selection of Deese to run the National Economic Council. Some progressives have criticized his work at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.

Biden taps former Obama communications director for press secretary

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Jen Psaki, who previously served as Obama's communications director, will serve as President-elect Joe Biden's press secretary, the transition team announced Sunday.

The big picture: All of the top aides in Biden's communication staff will be women, per the Washington Post, which first reported Psaki's appointment.