Donald Trump Mocks Green New Deal, Celebrates ‘America First’ Energy Boom

President Donald Trump speaks on energy infrastructure at the Cameron LNG Export Terminal in Hackberry, La., Tuesday, May 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

President Donald Trump celebrated the economic success of the energy boom taking place under his administration on Tuesday, mocking Democrats for endorsing the “Green New Deal” that would endanger energy jobs.

The president delivered a speech at a newly constructed natural gas export facility in Hackberry, Louisiana.

Trump criticized Democrats for supporting the Green New Deal proposal that would hurt energy production in the United States and kill jobs.

“They want to put you out, they want to stop coal, they want to stop oil, they want to stop nuclear, they want to stop practically anything,” Trump said.

He mocked environmentalist Democrats for hating every kind of power but windmills, which he ridiculed as bird killing machines.

“You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime,” Trump said. “You know in California you go to jail for five years if you kill a bald eagle. You go under a windmill you see them all over the place, not a good situation.

Trump vowed to stand with energy workers in the fight against radical environmental policies.

“On my watch, we will never let radical activists, special interests, and out of control bureaucrats,wreck our economy, eliminate our jobs, or destroy our future,” he said. “We won’t let it happen.”

Trump recalled Obama’s Paris Climate Deal, from which Trump withdrew, noting that his decision helped boost the energy boom in the United States.

“No longer will we allow other countries to tie America’s hands and take America’s jobs and hurt America’s energy,” he said.

He promised to continue fighting for the American worker, as he loved his job as president of the United States.

“Despite being in the swamp of Washington, and it is a swamp, but we are knocking the hell out of the swamp creatures, as we call them,” he said. “But I love getting up in the morning, and I love what I do because I’m doing a service for millions of people, and I love it.”

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