President Donald Trump mocked freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., on Tuesday about her signature Green New Deal, referring to the progressive proposal to combat climate change as being “done by a young bartender.”
in his address at the National Republican Congressional Committee dinner in Washington, though cautioned lawmakers against being too quick to defeat the plan, a heap of campaigning against it in his 2020 re-election bid, the Hill reported.
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"The Green New Deal. The first time I heard it, I said, "That's the craziest thing." You have senators that are professionals, that you know, that have been there for a long time … and they're standing behind her shaking. They're petrified of here, "Trump said.
The Green New Deal calls for a massive overhaul of the nation's economy and energy use, with an estimated cost that could reach the tens of trillions of dollars.
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in a Democratic primary last year.
A rising star in the Democratic Party, Ocasio-Cortez recently rallied the progressive base against a plan by the Democratic Party's campaign. ]