Trump Torches Infrastructure Bill: ‘The Beginning of the Green New Deal’
'I want what is best for America, not what’s best for the Communist Democrat Party'
Donald Trump blasted the bipartisan infrastructure bill as “the beginning of the Green New Deal" in a statement released through his Save America PAC.
“This is not an infrastructure bill, this is the beginning of the Green New Deal."
“The bill I proposed, which Mitch McConnell couldn’t do anything with, was pure infrastructure."
"I want what is best for America, not what’s best for the Communist Democrat Party."
"This will be a big victory for the Democrats and will be used against Republicans in the upcoming elections.”
Trump also blasted RINO Republicans for supporting the latest infrastructure bill.
He described the infrastructure bill as a “gift to the Democrat Party, compliments of Mitch McConnell.”
Trump said in a statement at the time:
“If Mitch McConnell was smart, which we’ve seen no evidence of, he would use the debt ceiling card to negotiate a good infrastructure package."
"This is a 2,700-page bill that no one could have possibly read—they would have needed to take speed reading courses."
Trump warned of dire consequences for supporting the bill:
“Schumer is using the threat of ‘we can do it the hard way or the easy way’ and keeping people in town,” Trump said.
“McConnell never did that on a real infrastructure bill.
"Hopefully the House will be much stronger than the Senate.”
A group of Senators unveiled the bipartisan infrastructure package earlier this month and touted $1.2 trillion “historic investment.”
The group released a statement Sunday about the bill:
“Over the last four days, we have worked day and night to finalize historic legislation that will invest in our nation’s hard infrastructure and create good-paying jobs for working Americans in communities across the country without raising taxes."
Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on the Senate floor:
"I said yesterday we could do this the easy way or the hard way."
"Yesterday, it appeared that some Republicans would like the Senate to do this the hard way. In any case, we'll keep proceeding until we get this bill done."
Reuters reported that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has repeatedly said she would only bring the bill to a vote after the Senate passes a separate $3.5 trillion bill providing funding to fight climate change and address home health care, which Democrats aim to push through without Republican votes using a maneuver called "reconciliation."