EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump slammed President Biden’s spending agenda as the “Green New Deal bill,” warning that, if passed, the American people will face tax increases, and the Democratic Party will lose dozens of seats in the House of Representatives during the 2022 midterms. In an exclusive interview, former President Trump discussed the “Build back Better” agenda of President Biden and the bipartisan infrastructure bill pending in Congress.
Biden has struggled to reach a deal that satisfies both progressive and moderate Democrats on both the reconciliation and infrastructure bills in both the House and the Senate. It is difficult to believe that they will not do it. But I believe it would cost them [Biden] in the election.” Trump stated to Fox News. It’s not what the people want. This is an American rip-off. This is a huge tax hike. “
Trump attacked the infrastructure bill. He said “it’s not an infrastructure bill” echoing Republican complaints about the fact that most of the legislation doesn’t focus on infrastructure but on spending.
“It’s a Green New Deal Bill,” Trump stated.
Trump likened Biden’s spending plan to the Green New Deal. This is a combination of ideas from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and new ideas such as renewable energy, resource efficiency, and climate change. The bill was pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal lawmakers in 2019.
Meanwhile, Trump touted Republicans, saying “we have a lot of great people in the Republican Party.” Trump stated that there are some “bad ones”, but that they have many great people.
“The one thing I’ll say is, the Democrats, they’re vicious, they have horrible policy, but, they stick together,” Trump said. It’s the first time that I have ever seen it for a while. The former president was speaking about the fighting between Democrats and Republicans and between lawmakers from both the House of Congress and the Senate over the budget packages. The White House and Senate Democratic Leadership failed to come to an agreement last month to win the support of moderate Democrat Senators. Joe Manchin from West Virginia, Kyrsten Sinema from Arizona.
And on Friday, Biden canceled a planned trip to Rehoboth, Del., to stay in Washington, as the White House and Democratic leaders attempted to rally enough support among House progressives to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill by Friday night. Fox News reported that
Sources said Biden called progressives considering voting no to the bill.
But Trump told Fox News that the passage of the bill would benefit Republicans in 2022.
“If they vote on this bill, I think we’ll pick up an extra 30 seats,” Trump said. Trump stated, “Because people do not want to see a tax hike and don’t want the Green New Deal. And that’s why this bill is. He said that it was a mixture of both.
Meanwhile, a White House official told Fox News that Biden is speaking with House leadership, progressives and moderates “in an effort to come to a solution” Friday night.
Democrats in the House had expected to have the votes to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and their massive reconciliation spending bill Friday.
Biden has slashed the value of his social spending package from $3.5 trillion to just $1. 75 trillion after progressives and moderates agreed to cut programs, including universal community college.