President Donald Trump slammed democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) Green New Deal on Monday while speaking at the White House on America's Environmental Leadership.
Trump noted America's successes in leading the world in carbon emissions reductions while other signatories on the Paris Climate Accord have failed to deliver results.
Trump later slammed Ocasio-Cortez's far-left Green New Deal, which experts have estimated could cost up to $93 trillion over a 10-year period, a number that would likely bankrupt the United States.
"While we're focused on practical solutions, more than 100 Democrats in Congress now support the so-called Green New Deal. Their plan is estimated to cost our economy nearly $100 trillion — a number unthinkable, a number not affordable even in the best of times," Trump said. "If you go 150 years from now and we've had great success, that's not a number that's even thought to be affordable. It'll kill millions of jobs, it'll crush the dreams of the poorest Americans, and disproportionately harm minority communities. I will not stand for it. We will defend the environment, but we will also defend American sovereignty, American prosperity, and we will defend American jobs."