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Trump Shreds Green New Deal, Says It Reads Like Failed ‘High School Paper’

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

One-liners were flying fast and furious Monday night as President Donald Trump railed against Democratic opponents and the controversial Green New Deal.

At a super-charged rally in El Paso, Texas, Trump called the Green New Deal — environmental brainchild of New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — braindead, saying it “sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark,” CNN reported Tuesday.

Followed by members of the media, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leaves a news conference at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol February 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Followed by members of the media, U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leaves a news conference at the East Front of the U.S. Capitol Feb. 7, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Trump criticized the deal for well over an hour as he whipped the crowd into a campaign-like fervor, referencing the growing socialistic tenancies of the Democratic Party, especially in the Green New Deal, which he said would cost over $100 trillion and force American companies out of the country on a path to China. (RELATED: Mark Steyn Ridicules ‘Totalitarian’ Green New Deal With Tucker Carlson)

“But I really don’t like their policies of taking away your car, taking away your airplane flights, of ‘Let’s hop a train to California,’ or ‘You’re not allowed to own cows anymore!'” Trump joked, in reference to Ocasio-Cortez’s much-ridiculed line about “farting cows” that produce too many greenhouse gasses.

The first draft of the deal’s details contained numerous gaffes, forcing the congresswoman’s staff to remove it from their website from an overhaul. (RELATED: Trump Tells Democrats To Embrace Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal)

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington REUTERS/Jim Young

U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington REUTERS/Jim Young

Trump apparently got Ocasio-Cortez’s goat, as she tweeted late Monday night:

Trump also took time to acknowledge another rally in El Paso, where Texas Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke was addressing the party faithful. Trump dismissed the potential presidential candidate who lost a Senate bid to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz as “a young man who has got very little going for himself except he’s got a great first name.”

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