President Trump on Thursday falsely claimed that Democrats want to “rip down every building in Manhattan and rebuild them” as part of their Green New Deal resolution.
Trump delivered the lie during a Michigan rally Thursday night.
“It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen,” he told the crowd. “They want to rip down all of the buildings in Manhattan and rebuild them. Let’s do that. Hey Stanley. How do you like that idea: I don’t this so. I don’t think Stanley likes that Idea. It’s the craziest thing.”
Trump also falsely claimed that the Green New Deal, an ambitious Democratic resolution to cut carbon emissions, increase the use of renewable energy and create jobs, would cost taxpayers $100 trillion dollars.
“The Democrats are now advancing an extreme $100 trillion government takeover, called the Green New Deal,” he told the crowd before peddling more lies about the resolution. “No more airplanes. No more cows. One car per family. One car!”
“Hey, how do you like that idea of one car per family?” Trump asked the crowd as they responded with loud boos.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 29, 2019