Trump says he wants to campaign against the Green New Deal

President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey responds to Trump with Mariah Carey gif: 'Why are you so obsessed with me?' Congress to get election security briefing next month amid Intel drama New York man accused of making death threats against Schumer, Schiff 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-CortezDemocrats working to ensure Trump's second term Ocasio-Cortez announces slate of all-female congressional endorsements Ocasio-Cortez defends Warren against 'misogynist trope' MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyKennedy, Markey neck-and-neck in Massachusetts primary: poll Overnight Energy: EPA to regulate 'forever chemicals' in drinking water | Trump budget calls for slashing funds for climate science centers | House Dems urge banks not to fund drilling in Arctic refuge Democratic senators criticize plan that could expand Arctic oil and gas development 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 McConnellTop GOP super PAC spent money on NC Democrat Everytown plans ad blitz on anniversary of House background check bill Kentucky state official says foreign adversaries 'routinely' scan election systems 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."