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President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas.
President Donald Trump took aim at the Green completely new Deal touted by freshman lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in his first true campaign speech of the 2020 election cycle, unveiling a line of attack of which seems destined to be a staple of his campaign stump speech.
“I truly don’t like their policy of taking away your car, of taking away your airplane rights, of ‘let’s hop a train to California,’ of you’re not allowed to own cows anymore!” Trump said at a large rally Monday night in El Paso, Texas.
“the idea could shut down American energy, which I don’t think the people in Texas are going to be happy with,” Trump said elsewhere within the speech, eliciting cheers by the audience of more than 5,000. “the idea could shut down a little thing called air travel. How do you take a train to Europe?”
Trump appears to have seized on a line by an informal page of FAQs about the Green completely new Deal, released last week by Ocasio-Cortez, one of the resolution’s co-sponsors, which specifically referred to cows as well as airplanes.
The line said lawmakers had set a goal of “net-zero” emissions in a decade rather than zero emissions at all, “because we aren’t sure of which we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows as well as airplanes of which fast.”
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