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Trump falsely claims Green New Deal calls for 'tiny little windows'

Trump falsely claims Green New Deal calls for 'tiny little windows'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpHead of firms that pushed 'Italygate' theory falsely claimed VA mansion was her home: report Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting VA moving to cover gender affirmation surgery through department health care MORE bashed the Green New Deal during a phone interview Thursday evening, incorrectly telling Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityPoll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Book claims Trump believed Democrats would replace Biden with Hillary Clinton or Michelle Obama in 2020 election 9 Republicans not named Trump who could run in 2024 MORE that it would require builders to use “tiny little windows.”

The climate change-fighting resolution sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezHarris rebounds after difficult trip Democrats facing tough reelections back bipartisan infrastructure deal Hillary Clinton backs Shontel Brown in Ohio congressional race MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Ed MarkeyEd MarkeyRon Johnson booed at Juneteenth celebration in Wisconsin Black lawmakers warn against complacency after Juneteenth victory Democrats introduce resolution apologizing to LGBT community for government discrimination MORE (D-Mass.) has been a favored line of attack for Republicans, who often point to policy proposals not actually included in the legislation.

“I mean they literally want to take buildings down and rebuild them with tiny little windows, OK, little windows so you can’t see out, you can’t see the light,” Trump said. 

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“Our country will be a Ninth World country, not a Third World country” if the plan is implemented, he added.

The president also said the deal was conceived of “by not smart people — AOC plus three.”

Windows are never mentioned in the 14-page Green New Deal, which is more of a vision for fighting climate change and spurring economic growth than a specific prescription. 

“In case anyone was worried, tiny windows are not a part of the Green New Deal,” Sunrise Movement, a youth climate group that backs the effort, wrote on Twitter.

“We are anti-tiny window.”

The Green New Deal does call for making buildings — a major consumer of energy — more efficient.

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The U.S. should upgrade “all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximum energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, affordability, comfort, and durability, including through electrification,” the resolution states.

The remarks are the latest example of Trump’s fixation on energy efficiency, following a string of comments criticizing low-flow showerheads and toilets and energy-saving lightbulbs. 

The Department of Energy under Trump has proposed and in some cases finalized rules that weaken requirements on manufacturers of such products.