Trump says he wants to campaign against the Green New Deal

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' 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-CortezProgressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks Bipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyHillicon Valley: High alert as new QAnon date approaches Thursday | Biden signals another reversal from Trump with national security guidance | Parler files a new case Senators question Bezos, Amazon about cameras placed in delivery vans OVERNIGHT ENERGY: House Democrats reintroduce road map to carbon neutrality by 2050 | Kerry presses oil companies to tackle climate change | Biden delays transfer of sacred lands for copper mine 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 McConnellRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Klain on Harris breaking tie: 'Every time she votes, we win' How to pass legislation in the Senate without eliminating the filibuster 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."