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RNC Chair: Trump ‘Was Being Generous’ Calling Ocasio-Cortez’s New Green Deal a Bad High School Paper

By Craig Bannister | February 12, 2019 | 11:40am EST
RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel (Screenshot)

On Tuesday, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel defended President Donald Trump’s characterization of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) “Green New Deal” proposal.

Appearing on Fox News, McDaniel said Trump was “being generous” at Monday night’s rally in El Paso, Texas when he said Ocasio-Cortez’s plan “sounds like a high school paper that got a low mark”:

“I think the president was being generous saying that it was a high school paper that would get bad marks. My daughter is a sophomore in high school, she would have received a failing grade if she’d have put forward what Ocasio-Cortez did.

“Listen, you’ve heard her advisor all over TV last week saying people were making things up about their Green New Deal. They hadn't read, they hadn’t edited the version that they put up that said ‘unwilling to work,’ getting rid of air travel in ten years. Now they’re saying there’s a version two, and a version three and a version four.

“They didn't proofread this huge deal, this monstrosity that they're putting forward, a total government takeover.”

McDaniel added that Ocasio-Cortez “has no idea” the damage her plan would have on the U.S. because she’s dealing with theory, not reality:

“The president is 100 percent correct when he says this will absolutely take away all the economic gains we've seen as a country if this is implemented.

“She has no idea. She is working in theory and she doesn't understand the reality of what she’s proposing.”

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