Responding to a tweet by fellow Fox News analyst Juan Williams claiming that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) Green New Deal proposal isn’t radical enough, Geraldo Rivera explained Monday why he’s a fan of both Ocasio-Cortez and President Donald Trump:
“Maybe I’m the only joint Trump/AOC fan. The congresswoman is deeply impressive with her aspirational ideas; but it is also a fact that under @realDonaldTrump minority unemployment is at record lows.”
Rivera’s tweet was a reply to one by William’s quoting the last line of his editorial, Juan Williams: “America needs radical solutions,” published in The Hill:
“Honestly, Trump fans, given the scope of the American family's economic problems, the Green New Deal doesn't seem radical enough.”
The Green New Deal is merely “a starting point” for legislating liberal mandates like a living wage, income equality, and the government-run health care, Williams argued:
“The Green New Deal proposal, recently introduced as a resolution — not actual legislation — is a starting point for Americans to begin honest dialogue about income inequality.”
The Green New Deal resolution proposed by Democrats — Sen. Ed Markey (Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.) — includes more than goals for clean air and water. It aims for a federal policy that would provide jobs with "a family-sustaining wage, adequate family and medical leave, paid vacations, and retirement security to all people of the United States."