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Donald Trump, Jr. with Mark Levin on Green New Deal: ‘It’s Insanity,’ ‘Outright Stupidity’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | May 17, 2019 | 2:40 PM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (left) and Donald Trump, Jr. (right) (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” on Thursday, host Mark Levin had on his program Donald Trump, Jr. who said that the Green New Deal is “insanity” and “outright stupidity.”

“It’s insanity,” Donald Trump, Jr. said about the Green New Deal proposal. “It’s literally, just outright stupidity. But what’s scary about it, Mark, is that the leading Democratic contenders for the presidency of the United States are all like, ‘Oh, this is wonderful. We have to get onboard.’”

 

Below is a transcript, in pertinent part, of Mark Levin’s interview with Donald Trump, Jr. from Thursday:

Mark Levin: “Let me ask you one more question. Bernie Sanders, AOC and these folks are pushing this socialist agenda, this Green New Deal. You think the American people are going to support this?”

Donald Trump, Jr.: “Well, listen. Hey, you know what? Like all things, Democrats are good at one thing. They’re good at marketing, okay? Not so good with fact, not so good with numbers, and the reality— I’ve rallied about the Green New Deal because it sounds so wonderful. You know, the only problem is, Mark, it cost $93 trillion, okay? The U.S. government takes in, revenue, six point – you know, six and change trillion dollars a year. So, let’s just round it up and say, in 15 years, if we did nothing other than eliminate farting cows and come up with some miracle transportation that somehow doesn’t use energy to get to Hawaii – because we’re eliminating all air travel – in 15 years we will have paid for the Green New Deal. Now, they say it will somehow pay for itself. But they won’t show any facts how that happens.

“So, it’s insanity. It’s literally, just outright stupidity. But what’s scary about it, Mark, is that the leading Democratic contenders for the presidency of the United States are all like, ‘Oh, this is wonderful. We have to get onboard.’ They don’t have the guts, the gumption, the willingness to even look into or fact check a freshman congresswoman, who, two months ago, didn’t know what the three branches of government are.”

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