Trump says he wants to campaign against the Green New Deal

President TrumpDonald TrumpMeghan McCain: Democrats 'should give a little credit' to Trump for COVID-19 vaccine Trump testing czar warns lockdowns may be on table if people don't get vaccinated Overnight Health Care: CDC details Massachusetts outbreak that sparked mask update | White House says national vaccine mandate 'not under consideration at this time' MORE said Wednesday that he wants to campaign against the Green New Deal.

"I really don't want to say anything about it. I want them to keep going forward with it because I want to campaign against it," he said of the sweeping climate resolution during an interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity.


The resolution, introduced last month by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHouse adjourns for recess without passing bill to extend federal eviction ban Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyHuman rights can't be a sacrificial lamb for climate action Nearly 140 Democrats urge EPA to 'promptly' allow California to set its own vehicle pollution standards Senate Democrats press administration on human rights abuses in Philippines MORE (D-Mass.), is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in the United States while creating millions of "good, high-wage jobs."

Trump previously called the initiative "the most preposterous thing."

"You look at this Green New Deal. It’s the most preposterous thing,” Trump said during a Fox Business interview earlier this month. "Now I don’t want to knock it too much right now because I really hope they keep going forward with it, frankly, because I think it’s going to be very easy to beat."

Republicans have seized on the initiative ahead of 2020 elections.

Every Democratic senator running for the White House in 2020 has co-sponsored the upper chamber's Green New Deal resolution, though the party remains split over the proposal’s cost and whether its goals are realistic.

The Senate voted 0-57 on taking up the resolution, with 43 Democrats voting present. The measure was expected to fall short of the 60 votes needed to overcome the procedural hurdle.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden sets new vaccine mandate as COVID-19 cases surge Democrats warn shrinking Biden's spending plan could backfire Trump takes two punches from GOP MORE (R-Ky.) lashed out at the proposal ahead of Tuesday's vote, calling it an item on the "far-left wish list that many of our Democratic colleagues have rushed to embrace."