Trump praises @AOC Green New Deal: “Done by a young bartender, 29 years old, wonderful woman.”
Mocks establishment Democrats for being “petrified” by her and supporting it
President Donald Trump made it clear Tuesday that he was looking forward to a 2020 showdown that features the Green New Deal.
The president, who was speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Spring Dinner, cheered freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her role in bringing the Green New Deal to the forefront of the political conversation.
“The Great New Deal, done by a young bartender, 29 years old, wonderful woman,” he began. “Don’t kill it, because we’d like to be able to run against it.” (RELATED: Trump Delights CPAC Crowd With Green New Deal Mockery)
But then Trump revealed why he has so much affection for the widely-panned initiative that would seek to ban private means of transportation, air travel and cow flatulence: he believes he can beat it.
“If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose,” he explained.