Trump stressed how "very important" it is that Democrats "press forward" with the proposal.
His supporters in the meantime have been calling out the advocates of the proposal as hypocrites, who just pretend to care about climate while flying private jets, going as far as calling the Green movement "the new Red".
Instead, mockery and sarcasm permeate Trump's response. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says about the official Green New Deal proposal-of which he is a "proud" original co-sponsor-in a new video shared to his social media profiles on Friday. "It would be great for the so-called "Carbon Footprint" to permanently eliminate all Planes, Cars, Cows, Oil, Gas & the Military - even if no other country would do the same", the United States leader tweeted Saturday.
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Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union", Chris Murphy (D-CT) compared Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) jointly introduced the deal to their respective congressional chambers last week. In fact, Ocasio-Cortez and Markey even admit that "if every billionaire and company came together and were willing to pour all the resources at their disposal into this investment, the aggregate value of the investments they could make would not be sufficient".