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Trump Calls Green New Deal A ‘Hoax,’ Compares It To Russia Collusion Conspiracy

Tim Pearce on May 14, 2019

President Donald Trump called the Green New Deal a “hoax” while touting American energy at a speech in Louisiana on Tuesday.

The rally was held at the site of a new liquefied natural gas export terminal, the Cameron LNG Export Facility. The terminal will employ roughly 7,000 workers and export up to 15 million tons of LNG annually, enough to cover a quarter of the European Union’s LNG demand in 2018, Trump said.

“The Green New Deal is a hoax, like the hoax I just went through. I’m not even sure, it might be a bigger one, and mine was pretty big,” Trump said, comparing Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution to the Russian collusion conspiracy busted by special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.

“Under that deal, everyone in this room gets fired. All of the thousands of guys and women standing on these [stages] gets fired, they go home. Because under the Green New Deal, they don’t like clean, beautiful natural gas,” Trump continued. “They don’t like anything. They don’t know what they like. They sort of like wind even though it kills all the birds.”

Trump also touted successes of his “America First” energy policy, such as approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline even though the pipeline’s actual construction has been stopped by environmentalists through lawsuits.

The president spoke about recent jobs numbers released by the Department of Labor and the rate of the economy’s growth in the first quarter of 2019, which took experts by surprise. The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell to 3.6 percent.

The Department of Commerce estimated in April that the U.S. economy will grow at a rate of 3.2 percent over the course of 2019, much higher than experts’ predictions of 2.3 percent in January.

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  • I love how Obama and other Leftist LOONS have always considered electric cars "clean" energy. It just plugs into the wall -- voila! CLEAN energy, they babble, COMPLETELY ignoring that honking big POWER PLANT right down the road that is required to POWER all those plug-in receptacles--not to mention those HUGELY TOXIC batteries. How do you dispose of THOSE without polluting by creating a TOXIC waste dump? This is just TWO examples of how STUPID they are in their thinking about "clean" energy.

  • I love how Obama and other Leftist LOONS have always considered electric cars "clean" energy. It just plugs into the wall -- voila! CLEAN energy, they babble, COMPLETELY ignoring that honking big POWER PLANT right down the road that is required to POWER all those plug-in receptacles--not to mention those HUGELY TOXIC batteries. How do you dispose of THOSE without polluting by creating a TOXIC waste dump? This is just TWO examples of how STUPID they are in their thinking about "clean" energy.

  • Not only that, Wylena052, it TOTALLY ignores the inconvenient fact that China, India, etc. are doing WAY more polluting than the USA, and THEY are always given a FREE PASS by the "climate change" scammers, which is COMPLETELY illogical, not to mention STUPID. We don't live in a VACUUM. Even if you BANKRUPT the US with loony "green new deal" taxes, it will do LITTLE to alter climate change, because it utterly fails to deal with the OTHER sources of pollution with whom we share this planet!

  • Not only that, Wylena052, it TOTALLY ignores the inconvenient fact that China, India, etc. are doing WAY more polluting than the USA, and THEY are always given a FREE PASS by the "climate change" scammers, which is COMPLETELY illogical, not to mention STUPID. We don't live in a VACUUM. Even if you BANKRUPT the US with loony "green new deal" taxes, it will do LITTLE to alter climate change, because it utterly fails to deal with the OTHER sources of pollution with whom we share this planet!

  • Without MASSIVE government subsidies, there are no green jobs. Green energy jobs are a scam.

  • Without MASSIVE government subsidies, there are no green jobs. Green energy jobs are a scam.

  • Without MASSIVE government subsidies, there are no green jobs. Green energy jobs are a scam.

  • Google Michael Evan Mann, the professor and Climategate. I work in State College, home of PSU. The climate controversy seems to be manufactured by computer GIGO. It is mostly computer projections.

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