President Donald Trump made it clear Tuesday that he was looking forward to a 2020 showdown that features the Green New Deal.
The president, who was speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Spring Dinner, cheered freshman Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for her role in bringing the Green New Deal to the forefront of the political conversation.
“The Great New Deal, done by a young bartender, 29 years old, wonderful woman,” he began. “Don’t kill it, because we’d like to be able to run against it.” (RELATED: Trump Delights CPAC Crowd With Green New Deal Mockery)
Trump praises @AOC Green New Deal: “Done by a young bartender, 29 years old, wonderful woman.”
Mocks establishment Democrats for being “petrified” by her and supporting it
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) April 3, 2019
But then Trump revealed why he has so much affection for the widely-panned initiative that would seek to ban private means of transportation, air travel and cow flatulence: he believes he can beat it.
“If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose,” he explained.
“The Green New Deal, started by a 29 year old bartender…If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose.” – Trump on @AOC
— Keith Urbahn (@keithurbahn) April 3, 2019
“If they beat me with the Green New Deal, I deserve to lose.” @realDonaldTrump just now.
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) April 3, 2019