Former President Trump slammed President Biden’s spending agenda as the “Green New Deal bill,” warning that, if passed, the American people will face tax increases, and the Democratic Party will lose dozens of seats in the House of Representatives during the 2022 midterms.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Friday, the former president discussed President Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda and the bipartisan infrastructure package pending in Congress.
Biden has struggled to reach a deal that satisfies both progressive and moderate Democrats on both the reconciliation and infrastructure bills in both the House and the Senate.
“It is hard to believe they won’t do it, but I think if they do it, it’s going to cost [Biden] a lot in the election,” Trump told Fox News. “Because the people don’t want it. It is a rip-off for America. It is a big tax increase.”
Trump slammed the infrastructure bill, saying “it is not an infrastructure bill,” echoing Republican complaints that the majority of the legislation is not focused on infrastructure, but rather on other spending items.
“It is a Green New Deal bill,” Trump said.
Trump was likening Biden’s spending agenda to the Green New Deal, which is designed to tackle climate change and more, combining ideas incorporated in former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s signature New Deal and modern ideas like renewable energy and resource efficiency. The bill was pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal lawmakers in 2019.
Meanwhile, Trump touted Republicans, saying “we have a lot of great people in the Republican Party.”
“We have some bad ones, like everything else, but we have some tremendous people,” Trump said.
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