Remember AOC's Green New Deal? The one that would require every single building in the U.S. to be retrofitted? The one that banned air travel? The one that demanded net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in 10 years. The one that singled out "emissions from cows"? At the time Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) released the plan, even some of her fellow Democrats were confused by it.
“I read it and I reread it and I asked Ed Markey, what in the heck is this?” Durbin told the "Morning Joe" anchors last year.
All the material was already there for President Trump during his wide ranging interview with Laura Ingraham Monday night. He really needed no punchline.
"The Green New Deal, which is done by a child," Trump noted. "That's the mind of a child. Because the Green New Deal is ridiculous. It doesn't work."
Not only does it not work, he added, but it's going to cost $100 trillion.
"The Green New Deal, which is done by a child. OK? That's the mind of a child because the GND is ridiculous"— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) September 1, 2020
"They say it's going to be jobs, all the great paying jobs that Obama apparently didn't create"
"Let's rip down a building and build a new one w/no windows."
Or, as Trump put it, "Let's rip down a building and build a new one w/no windows."
Try not to laugh.
What a joke— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) September 1, 2020
The Green New Deal should have been laughed out of the room
No farting cows, cars, or airplanes, rebuild every building in the US, for the low cost of $93 Trillion
And Kamala Harris CO-SPONSORED it
Even the Democrats seem to secretly know it's a joke. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell offered to bring it up for a vote last year, but they declined.