Since the start of 2020, Trump has lied 85 times about climate. Last week alone, he spent more than a third of his time in official speeches lying or attacking the Green New Deal, clean energy, AOC, and Joe Biden’s plan to build a clean energy economy. All that is part of our running list of lies below.

Last updated: August 05, 2020


85. August 2, 2020: Trump Said Biden Was Against Fracking.

“In the history of the world, or it will be defined by radical-left Democrats who truly—you have to say, hate our country and want to tear it down. That’s what they try and do in places like Seattle and Portland. And Joe Biden and the radical Democrats are against fracking, they’re against guns, and they’re against the Bible.”

84. August 2, 2020: Trump Said Biden Would Destroy Fracking.

“Biden doesn’t want steel, meaning, what he’s doing is going to destroy the Steel industry, which is a big deal in Pennsylvania. It’s going to destroy fracking. It’s going to destroy Energy. It will be—where it really be bad, it’ll destroy the stock market and your 401Ks.”

83. August 2, 2020: Trump Said Biden Will Ban Fracking, Kill Over 600,000 Pennsylvania Jobs, and “Side With The Anarchists and The Agitators.”

“Biden will ban fracking, killing over 600,000 Pennsylvania jobs, and Biden will side with the anarchists and the agitators. The mob that you’ve been watching in Portland And Seattle, they want all cities to be like that.”

82. July 30, 2020: Trump Said Biden Came Out Against Fracking.

“I just left Texas and Biden came out against fracking. That means Texas will be one of the most unemployed states in our country. That means Oklahoma, North Dakota, New Mexico, it’s going to be a disaster. Ohio and Pennsylvania. a disaster. No fracking.”

81. July 29, 2020: Trump Said Washington Politicians Were Trying To Abolish Energy.

“Now it’s your turn to help lead our nation to even greater heights. Today, we give thanks for each and every one of you, and we are telling the Washington politicians trying to abolish American energy: Don’t mess with Texas.”

80. July 29, 2020: Trump Said That Implementing The Green New Deal Would “Send Countless American Jobs, Factories, Industries To China.”

“By imposing these punishing restrictions—and beyond restrictions—the Washington radical-left, crazy Democrats would also send countless American jobs, factories, industries to China, and to other foreign polluting states. They want us to take care of our air, but China doesn’t take care of its air. In all fairness, India doesn’t take care of its air. Russia doesn’t take care of its air. But we do. Not on my watch, it’s not going to happen—I can tell you that. (Applause.) Because as long as I’m President, we will always put America first. It’s very simple. Very simple. (Applause.) For years and years, we put other countries first, and we now put America first.”

79. July 29, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Would Grind The Energy Industry To A Halt And Would Plunge Every Energy-Producing State Into A Depression.

“The U.S. energy industry would grind to a halt, and every single energy-producing state would be plunged into a depression. Two million jobs would vanish overnight in just the state of Texas alone. And I think the number is probably, Greg, a lot higher than 2 million. Millions more would disappear in New Mexico and Ohio and Colorado and Pennsylvania. By imposing these punishing restrictions—and beyond restrictions—the Washington radical-left, crazy Democrats would also send countless American jobs, factories, industries to China, and to other foreign polluting states. They want us to take care of our air, but China doesn’t take care of its air. In all fairness, India doesn’t take care of its air. Russia doesn’t take care of its air. But we do. Not on my watch, it’s not going to happen—I can tell you that. (Applause.) Because as long as I’m President, we will always put America first. It’s very simple. Very simple. (Applause.) For years and years, we put other countries first, and we now put America first.”

78. July 29, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Would Make The U.S. “Another Venezuela.”

“The policies required to implement this extreme agenda would mean the death of American prosperity and the end of the American middle class. It would mean, I think, even worse than that. It would destroy our country. I used to say, ‘would become another Venezuela.’ Same ideology. You would become another Venezuela. Venezuela used to be one of the richest in the world, per capita, and period, one of the richest in the world—among the largest oil reserves. Now they don’t have water, they don’t have medicine, they don’t have food. You got a lot of oil; it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t seem to matter. They don’t have anything. And that can happen to us.”

77. July 29, 2020: Trump Argued The Green New Deal Would “Destroy” The Country And Would “Mean The Death Of American Prosperity And The End Of The Middle Class.”

“The policies required to implement this extreme agenda would mean the death of American prosperity and the end of the American middle class. It would mean, I think, even worse than that. It would destroy our country. I used to say, ‘would become another Venezuela.’ Same ideology. You would become another Venezuela. Venezuela used to be one of the richest in the world, per capita, and period, one of the richest in the world—among the largest oil reserves. Now they don’t have water, they don’t have medicine, they don’t have food. You got a lot of oil; it doesn’t matter. Doesn’t seem to matter. They don’t have anything. And that can happen to us.”

76. July 29, 2020: Trump Claimed That Under His Leadership, The U.S.’s Air And Water Was Among The Cleanest On Earth.

“At the same time, we’re strongly protecting our environment. Air pollution is down significantly since I took office. While other countries are polluting the world’s air and oceans, we will never cease to be a leader in protecting our natural environment. And that’s what’s happening. (Applause.) People don’t know that about us. We love our environment. Under my administration, the United States will continue to have among the cleanest air and cleanest water anywhere on Earth, and that’s what we have.”

75. July 29, 2020: Trump Claimed That Under His Leadership, Air Pollution In The U.S. Was “Down Significantly.”

“At the same time, we’re strongly protecting our environment. Air pollution is down significantly since I took office. While other countries are polluting the world’s air and oceans, we will never cease to be a leader in protecting our natural environment. And that’s what’s happening. (Applause.) People don’t know that about us. We love our environment.

74. July 29, 2020: Trump Said Democrats Had Left Calls To Eliminate Cows Out Of The 2020 Manifesto, But Warned That Such Efforts Would Be Back.

“They’re asking for things, just so you understand, that are impossible. I don’t know—I haven’t checked recently: What have they done with cows? Remember, there were going to be no more cows and no more cattle. I think they might have left that one off the manifesto, but it’ll be back.

73. July 29, 2020: Trump Claimed The Paris Climate Accord Would Cause The Cost Of Construction To “Skyrocket” And Would “Effectively End The Use Of Natural Gas In Homes.”

“If these far-left politicians ever get into power, they will demolish not only your industry but the entire U.S. economy. Their stated agenda includes rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, spending billions and billions of dollars in order to make us non-competitive and seeking an even higher level of restrictions; mandating net-zero carbon emissions—which, frankly, is impossible—for all new homes, offices, and buildings by 230[2030]. Not possible to do. And if you ever did it, it would cost so much that your home would be valueless. This would cause the cost of construction to skyrocket and effectively end the use of natural gas in homes because it would be an impossible situation. They’re asking for things, just so you understand, that are impossible.”

72. July 29, 2020: Trump Said The Paris Climate Accord’s Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Requirement Was “Impossible” And Would Cost So Much That Net-Zero Emissions Homes Would Be “Valueless.”

“If these far-left politicians ever get into power, they will demolish not only your industry but the entire U.S. economy. Their stated agenda includes rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, spending billions and billions of dollars in order to make us non-competitive and seeking an even higher level of restrictions; mandating net-zero carbon emissions — which, frankly, is impossible—for all new homes, offices, and buildings by 230[2030]. Not possible to do. And if you ever did it, it would cost so much that your home would be valueless.”

71. July 29, 2020: Trump Said The Paris Climate Accord Would Make The U.S. Non-Competitive.

“If these far-left politicians ever get into power, they will demolish not only your industry but the entire U.S. economy. Their stated agenda includes rejoining the Paris Climate Accord, spending billions and billions of dollars in order to make us non-competitive and seeking an even higher level of restrictions; mandating net-zero carbon emissions — which, frankly, is impossible—for all new homes, offices, and buildings by 230[2030]. Not possible to do. And if you ever did it, it would cost so much that your home would be valueless.”

70. July 29, 2020: Trump Claimed The Green New Deal Would Amount To No Fracking.

“Washington Democrats have embraced Representative Ocasio- Cortez’s nearly $100 trillion Green New Deal disaster—I’ve added the fourth word; it’s a ‘disaster’—which would ban oil and gas leasing on all federal lands. And, by the way, there’d be no fracking. So let me ask you, Mr. Governor, how do you think that works in Texas? No fracking, no drilling, no oil. Is that okay? Good. I don’t think Biden is going to do too well in Texas. He’s already written it off. It’s gone. No fracking. That’s part of his platform.”

69. July 29, 2020: Trump Referred To The Green New Deal As A “Disaster” That Would Cost Nearly $100 Trillion.

“Washington Democrats have embraced Representative Ocasio- Cortez’s nearly $100 trillion Green New Deal disaster—I’ve added the fourth word; it’s a ‘disaster’—which would ban oil and gas leasing on all federal lands. And, by the way, there’d be no fracking.”

68. July 29, 2020: Trump Referred To The Clean Power Plan As “Job-Crushing” And Boasted About Repealing The Obama-Era Effort.

“We canceled the Obama administration’s job-crushing Clean Power Plan. You know all about that. (Applause.) I approved the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access pipelines immediately upon assuming office. We opened up ANWR in Alaska to energy exploration, ended the moratorium on coal leasing on federal lands, and reopened public lands and offshore areas to oil and gas exploration. That’s where David Bernhardt has done such a great job. Thanks, David.”

67. July 29, 2020: Trump Claimed The Paris Climate Accord Would Have Made The U.S. A “Noncompetitive Nation.”

“I withdrew from the one-sided, energy-destroying Paris Climate Accord. It was a disaster. (Applause.) It cost us billions of dollars, and it would have made us a noncompetitive nation.”

66. July 29, 2020: Trump Attacked The Paris Climate Accord As A “One-Sided, Energy-Destroying” Disaster.

“I withdrew from the one-sided, energy-destroying Paris Climate Accord. It was a disaster. (Applause.) It cost us billions of dollars, and it would have made us a noncompetitive nation.”

65. July 29, 2020: Trump Claimed He Stopped The “Far-Left Assault On American Energy Workers” And Warned That “It Could Come Again.”

“Under the last administration, America’s energy industry was under relentless and unceasing attack. You know that. But the day I took the Oath of Office, we ended the war on American energy and we stopped the far-left assault on American energy workers. Now the sault [sic]—the assault—you’ve seen what’s going on; it could come again. But I have a very strong feeling you’re not going to have to worry about it. If you do, you’re in big, big trouble.”

64. July 29, 2020: Trump Said His Visit To Midland, Texas Was “To Send A Clear Message To The Zealots, Radicals, And Extremists Trying To Shut Down” The Oil And Gas Industry.

“We’re here today to celebrate your incredible achievements. We’re also here to send a clear message to the zealots, radicals, and extremists trying to shut down your industry and to make America subservient to foreign producers. That won’t happen to this nation again. (Applause.) It took a long time to be independent. And as long as I’m your President, we will never let anyone put American energy out of business, which is what they’d like to do. (Applause.) We will never again be reliant on hostile foreign suppliers. We will defend your jobs, and we will defend the Lone Star State. (Applause.) I love this state. And we will defend America’s newfound energy independence.”

63. July 19, 2020: Trump Said, “They Want To Get Rid Of Cows.”

“They don’t like it. It affects whatever. They want to get rid of cows. They want to get rid of cows. Let’s get rid of all the cows, AOC and her—I say, AOC plus three. It is crazy.”

62. July 19, 2020: Trump Said, “They Want to Get Rid Of Airplanes.”

“And this is out of their very long, very complex the Green New Deal they call. The Green New Deal is ridiculous, OK? It’s ridiculous. Aside from the fact they want to get rid of second cars. They want to get rid of airplanes.”

61. July 19, 2020: Trump Said Zero-Emissions Power Would Raise Your Electric Costs By “10 times, 12 times, 15 times.”

“Mandate net-zero carbon emissions for homes, offices, and all new buildings by 2030. They want to mandate zero-carbon emissions from power plants. Now, what this is going to do is raise your power, your electric costs, and other costs by 10 times, 12 times, 15 times. They don’t even know how many times. It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.”

60. July 18, 2020: Trump Said That Zero-Carbon Emissions Energy Would Be Impossible Because Of The Carbon Emissions From Windmills.

“They want to mandate zero-carbon emissions from power plants and mandate zero-carbon emissions period, which will make it impossible to have any form, in my opinion of energy. You couldn’t even make what they want to do because the carbon emissions from the making of a windmill are so massive that you end up saving nothing.”

59. July 18, 2020: Trump Claimed That The United States Would Have Paid Trillions Of Dollars Under The Paris Climate Accord.

“They want to abolish energy, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. I got us out because it was a rip-off. We would have paid trillions of dollars. It was good for China. It was good for India. It was good for Russia. It was bad for the U.S. I don’t know who negotiated but they didn’t do a good job. They did just as bad as they did with Iran with that deal where we paid them $150 billion to do a terrible, terrible deal.”

58. July 18, 2020: Trump Said He Got Us Out Of The Paris Climate Accord Because It Was A Rip-Off.

“I’m just looking at a list that’s been put in front of me. This is a long agreement that Bernie Sanders made with Biden. Seek prison closures, end solitary confinement, free federal housing for former inmates, and then, they want to abolish energy, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord. I got us out because it was a rip-off.”

57. July 16, 2020: Trump Ranted About A Dystopian Future Under The Green New Deal.

“The result of this federally mandated shutdown would be the wholesale destruction of the entire energy industry and many other industries, the economic evisceration of entire communities, and the unfettered offshoring of millions of our best jobs to foreign countries and foreign polluters. Millions and millions of jobs would go. Thousands and thousands of countries would be at a level that you’ve never seen. Companies would be disappearing left and right, just like they did with NAFTA, which we terminated for the USMCA, which was another beauty that we’ve done — not for now, but another great beauty. But thousands of companies, plants, factories would be closed. Under this dismal future, energy would be unaffordable for the vast majority of Americans, and the American Dream would be sniffed out so quickly and replaced with a socialist disaster.”

56. July 16, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Would Mean “Nothing To Fire Our Massive Plants.”

“They want to eliminate carbon from the U.S. energy industry, which means abolishing all American oil, clean coal, and natural gas. No coal, no gas, no oil, nothing to fire our massive plants.”

55. July 16, 2020: Trump Said Energy Efficiency Destroys The Look Of Homes.

“They propose to mandate net-zero emissions from all new homes and buildings, skyrocketing the cost of construction and putting the goal of homeownership out of reach for millions—destroying the look of the home, the beauty of the home.”

54. July 16, 2020: Trump Said The Paris Climate Accord Would Cost Trillions Of Dollars And Make The U.S. Less Competitive In the World.

“Under the ‘unity’ platform Joe Biden published with socialist Bernie Sanders, they are proposing—and this is all in writing; it’s done; they agreed—they are proposing to reenter the job-killing, unfair Paris Climate Accord, which will cost our country trillions of dollars—trillions and trillions of dollars—and put us in a very, very bad competitive position relative to the world. Not surprising to you, China will be greatly advanced under this ridiculous agreement, and so will Russia, so will many other countries.”

53. July 16, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Will “Mean The End Of This Country.”

“You didn’t think it was believable. Just like the Green New Deal. How crazy is that? But they’re actually trying to put it into play. It’ll mean the end of this country.”

52. July 15, 2020: Trump Said The Paris Climate Accord Would Kill Energy Totally.

“Biden wants to massively re-regulate the energy economy, rejoin the Paris Climate Accord, which would kill our energy totally. And you’d have to close 25 percent of your businesses and kill oil and gas development. They still haven’t explained what they’re going to do to power our great plants and factories, but at some point, I’m sure they will. We’ll learn that from AOC, who’s in charge of energy. [Laughter] She’s in charge, along with Bernie. It’s AOC and Bernie are in charge of energy. I don’t think Texas is too happy about that. What do you think? You think we’ll call up the governor, Governor Abbott. Great governor. We’ll ask, ‘How do you like that, Governor?’ I don’t think—I didn’t want to waste a phone call because I would know how he felt.”

51. July 15, 2020: Trump Said Biden Wants To Increase The Length Of Permitting Processes.

“The Biden administration, our past Vice President, opposes—think of this—all of our permitting reforms, and wants to increase the length of the permitting process. Think of this. This is in his Bernie Sanders deal. Biden is happy to tie up projects in red tape, and we want to get things built. But they want to increase the length. So they want to increase it from that too much longer. Unbelievable.”

50. July 14, 2020: Trump Said, The Paris Climate Accord Required The U.S. To “Close Up Tremendous Amounts Of Our Energy To Qualify,” And Would Have Resulted In “The Possible Closing Of 25 Percent Of Our Businesses.”

“They took all of the advantage away from us. They took everything away. They don’t have oil. We would’ve had to close up tremendous amounts of our energy to qualify, eventually, not too far into the future. We would’ve had to do things that would have been unbelievably destructive to our country, including the possible closing of 25 percent of our businesses. Think of that. And it was going to cost us hundreds and hundreds of millions of dollars for the privilege of being involved in the Paris Climate Accord.”

49. July 14, 2020: Trump Said The Paris Climate Accord “Would’ve Crushed American Manufacturer While Allowing China To Pollute.”

“As Vice President, Biden was a leading advocate of the Paris Climate Accord, which was unbelievably expensive to our country. It would’ve crushed American manufacturers while allowing China to pollute—pollute the atmosphere with impunity. Yet one more gift from Biden to the Chinese Communist Party.”

48. July 14, 2020: Trump Said, “We’ll Close Up 90% Of The Factories In Our Country” Under Joe Biden’s Energy Plan.

“And he’s going to have all our businesses within a short period of time working off of a wind. We’ll close up 90% of the factories in our country if they do that and Texas will be out of business. We’ll lose 10 million energy jobs. It’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. But Joe Biden for 47 years, now, all of a sudden, he’s become green.”

47. July 14, 2020: Trump Said, “You’re Not Going To Have Any Factories” With Renewable Energy.

“So they just came out. He moved up to date 15 years and they want to go, I guess, all green by a certain time. The problem is you’re not going to have any factories because the capacity is not there. You can do some alternate energy. You can do alternative, alternate. You can do many forms of energy. You have a lot of different forms of energy but it’s not going to get us there.”

46. July 14, 2020: Trump Said Biden’s Energy Plan Means “No More Flying.”

“What, what they’re doing. And basically, that’s a Bernie Sanders deal. He’s gone crazier than Bernie Sanders. And I don’t think it’s good for votes either. I don’t even think it’s good politically. And then what are they going to do with the airplanes? You know, no more flying? What are you going to do?”

45. July 14, 2020: Trump Said, “I Understand Wind. I Understand Solar.” But Then Went On To Say We Would Have To Close Down Half Of Our Factories.

“I understand alternate—and I understand every form of energy very well. I understand wind. I understand solar. You don’t have the power. You don’t have the capacity. We would have to close down half of our factories.”

44. July 14, 2020: Trump Said Biden’s Plan Would “Bring Energy Where You Can’t Use Petroleum Products.”

“I mean, I watched Biden. He has a campaign now where he wants to bring energy where you can’t use petroleum products. You’re not going to have any factories working and he wants to do it at a very short period of time. That means Texas is gone. That means all these jobs. You have millions and millions of jobs, but it’s not a strong form of energy.”

43. July 14, 2020: Trump Claimed Manding Net-Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050 Would “Get Rid Of About 7 Million Jobs.”

“Mandate net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. And I believe he’s changing that. He’s bringing it down. He wants no petroleum product. He wants no oil or gas. I don’t think Texas is going to do too well. They’re going to get rid of about 7 million jobs if you go by the Biden plan. I don’t think that Oklahoma, North Dakota, Pennsylvania are going to be too happy with that—and many other states—Ohio.”

42. July 14, 2020: Trump Claimed Requiring New Buildings To Produce Net-Zero Carbon “Basically Means No Windows.”

“Mandate net-zero carbon emissions for homes, offices, and all new buildings by 2030. That basically means no windows, no nothing. It’s very hard to do. I tell people when they want to go into some of these buildings, ‘How are your eyes? Because they won’t be good in five years. And I hope you don’t mind cold office space in the winter and warm office space in the summer, because your air conditioning is not the same as the good old days.'”

41. July 14, 2020: Trump Argued The Green New Deal Would “Destroy” The U.S. And Make The Nation Uncompetitive Globally.

“Joe Biden put AOC, a young woman—not talented, in many ways—in charge of his energy plan and the environment. Essentially, her and Bernie Sanders—who ran a lot of times for President, never made it. Good base, but that’s about it. In other words, he wants to impose the Green New Deal on our country. When I first saw the Green New Deal, I thought it was a joke. I said, ‘This will never go anywhere.’ Now they’re trying to impose it. This will destroy our country and make us non-competitive with other countries.”

40. July 14, 2020: Trump Claimed The Paris Climate Accord “Would Do Nothing For The Environment,” And Was Drawn To “Take Advantage” Of The U.S.

“Today, Joe Biden gave a speech in which he said that the core of his economic agenda is a hard-left crusade against American energy. He wants to kill American energy. He wants to reenter the unfair, one-sided Paris Climate Accord—which will destroy us—at the expense of many other nations who benefit. It was actually drawn, in my opinion, to take advantage of the United States, just like so many other deals that are done to take advantage of the fools running the United States. But this would do nothing for the environment but would cripple American industry while greatly helping China.”

39. July 9, 2020: Trump Said No Technology Can Replace Oil.

“They want to get rid of oil. They want to get rid of gas. They want to get rid of all of the—the things that power the country powerfully because there is no technology that can replace them. And we would be talking about millions, tens of millions. How about if you’re Pennsylvania, or if you’re where they actually big energy with the fracking.”

38. July 9, 2020: Trump Says The Country Would Go Back To Prehistoric Times Under The Green New Deal.

“He wants to shut down anything having to do with petroleum and he wants—the whole thing is crazy. You wouldn’t be able to run anything, would lose all our jobs. You’d have—you’d have nothing. The country would be—would go back to prehistoric times. I mean, it is absolutely insane.”

37. June 27, 2020: Trump Called The Green New Deal “Ridiculous.”

“We will win the Election against Corrupt Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Schumer. We will save the Supreme Court, your 2nd Amendment, permanent damage from the ridiculous Green New Deal, and you from massive Tax Hikes. Also, our Heritage, History and LAW & ORDER!”

36. June 25, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Would Eliminate The Lifeblood Of The World’s Economy.

“When you look at the idea of open borders, sanctuary cities, and states he would give amnesty. You look at—he wants to raise taxes. Everything’s free. And then, the Green New Deal which would eliminate the lifeblood of our—well, of the world’s economy.”

35. June 23, 2020: Trump Said Biden Wants to “Close Down Energy.”

“And we have done that and we are doing that, and somebody’s going to have to, because the Democrats, it doesn’t work. Every one of the cities, you mentioned, every city that we’re talking about that has problems is run by radical left Democrats. They’re controlling Biden. You see what he’s doing with energy. He wants to close down energy. He wants to close down everything.”

34. June 20, 2020: Trump Said A Fracking Ban Means American Energy “Will Be In A Position Of Weakness.”

“The Dems will also eliminate private health insurance, ban fracking, that’s not good, and American energy will be in a position of weakness like it’s never been before, and that’s after we built the greatest energy country anywhere in the world by far.”

33. June 20, 2020: Trump Said Biden’s Energy Plan Means “No Aeroplanes.”

“No aeroplanes. We can forget Boeing, I guess, come to think of it, right?”

32. June 20, 2020: Trump Called Windmills “Bird-Killing Machines.”

“And you know what that means, she doesn’t even want wind. She doesn’t—she doesn’t want those bird-killing machines to go round and round. You want to see a lot of birds that are dead go under a windmill sometime. She wants us to go back to the stone ages because she’s got no sense, no credentials. She’s got a little charisma, not much, but she doesn’t have a clue, you know it. But she’s in charge of the environment.”

31. June 20, 2020: Trump Said Biden Put AOC In Charge Of Environmental Policy And “Our Country Will Have Nothing.”

“Biden is fully controlled by the fringe of his party. He is their pawn. He doesn’t even know where the hell he is. Let’s face it. He inserts socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to be in charge of his environmental policy and his energy. Energy, you can forget petroleum. How does Oklahoma feel about being petroleum-free? Not good, right? Our country will have no energy. Our country will have nothing. Oklahoma, Texas, North Dakota, and many others will all be out of business. I don’t think that’s going to work out too well, but she’s actually in charge of environmental policy.”

30. June 20, 2020: Trump Said Putting AOC In Charge Of Energy Will “Make The Pandemic Look Like Child’s Play To The People In Energy.”

“Now, you think you’re going to be hurt there, you try putting AOC in charge of your energy. That will make the pandemic look like child’s play to the people in energy. She has one problem, it’s called petroleum.”

29. June 5, 2020: Trump Says The Green New Deal Would Kill Our Country.

“But the Green New Deal would kill our country. The Green New Deal would have a devastating effect on the world, and it’s not going to happen anyway because it’s impossible for them to do it. If you ever look at what they want to do under the Green New Deal, it’s like baby talk.”

28. June 5, 2020: Trump Says, “I’m A Big Environmentalist.”

“And I’m a big environmentalist, I believe strongly in taking care of our environment. We have the cleanest air we’ve ever had like over the modern era, which let’s say you go back 30 years we have the cleanest air the cleanest water we have ever had. We are setting all sorts of really good environmental records we are very proud of that.”

27. June 5, 2020: Trump Says The Green New Deal Would Mean “Massively Higher Taxes.”

“But if we didn’t have the possibility of having massively higher taxes like the Democrats want to do and Green New Deals which are totally ridiculous frankly ridiculous.”

26. May 1, 2020: Trump Says “I Don’t Want To Be Talking Windmills” And Bragged Of Ending Tax Breaks For Wind Energy.

“But I don’t want it to be a Green New Deal infrastructure. I don’t want to be talking about the carbon footprint. And then Obama flies to Hawaii to play golf in his plane when he was president and then talks about how he lands and he starts giving a speech on the carbon footprint, but he flies thousands of miles to Hawaii in Air Force One 747. You know, the whole thing is—the whole thing is—cause, you know, I don’t want to be talking windmills—windmills, you know, I ended that tax with that subsidy, that all of that stuff.”

25. April 29, 2020: Trump Said “Green Can’t Power These Massive Factories.”

“You know, you can talk all of the green—I’m all for green. But the green can’t power these massive factories that are being built in this country. It just can’t. The windmills aren’t going to be able to do it, and solar is not going to be able to do it. And I love solar, but it’s not going to be able to do it.”

24. April 24, 2020: Trump Said The Paris Accord “Basically Took Your Wealth Away.”

“And a lot of things like the Paris Accord—the Paris Accord basically took your wealth away. It didn’t give you the advantage. And I said, ‘I won’t sign it,’ because it took the wealth of this country away because they didn’t want us to use our energy. They didn’t want us to use our—our great asset.”

23. March 31, 2020: Trump Equated The Green New Deal With Spending Money On Things That People Just Have Fun With.

“And that doesn’t mean we’re going to do the Green New Deal because I won’t do it. I won’t approve it. We’re not going to do the Green New Deal and do—spend, you know, 40 percent of the money on things that people just have fun with.”

22. March 31, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Has Penalties For Car Buyers.

21. March 30, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Means No More Cows, No More Airplanes, And One Car Per Household That Has To Be Electric.

“And radical left, we want the Green New Deal. They wanted the Green New Deal. They didn’t even know how to define it. I said how do you define the Green New Deal? They had no idea how to define it. I said which aspect do you want? No more cows? What do you want? No more airplanes? No more flying? You shouldn’t be approving because we’re going to save the airlines. So, we’re going to save the airline in this bill but you want the Green New Deal which says you can’t fly anymore. One car to a house and it has to be electric. I mean, these people wanted everything. They wanted things that were so ridiculous and had nothing to do with putting people that just essentially lost their jobs putting them back to work.”

20. March 24, 2020: Trump Said Windmills Kill Birds And Ruin Real Estate.

“All of a sudden, they start throwing all of the little Green New Deal stuff in, right—and the boardrooms, what they look like. And we want green energy, we want all this stuff. Let’s stop drilling oil. They had things in there that were terrible. Windmills all over the place and all sorts of credits for windmills, they kill the birds and ruin the real estate, right.”

19. March 24, 2020: Trump Called The Green New Deal “Ridiculous.”

18. March 3, 2020: Trump Said “If Bernie Or One Of These Characters Get In, You Can Close Up Your Energy.”

“You know, Rebecca, that if Bernie or one of these characters get in, you can close up your energy. You do know. [Audience Boos]. They have little things like, ‘We don’t want petroleum products.’ Well, that’s a lot of people. That’s a lot.”

17. March 3, 2020: Trump Said, “I Love Solar, But It’s Not Powerful Enough To Power These Massive Factories And Plants.”

“If you look at the other side, they want to get rid of all energy. You know, ‘Let’s—let’s put up windmills all over your communities.’ Right? ‘Let’s have windmills all over the place and solar.’ I love solar, but it’s not powerful enough to power these massive factories and plants that we have being built all over.”

16. February 20, 2020: Trump Claimed Windmills Are Responsible For “Stuff” That “Goes Up Into The Air.”

“You have to close down the windmill until the following, and you believe this and they’re all made in China and in Germany Siemens—and for those of you that want to hear it. When they’re making them more stuff goes up into the air and up into the ozone. The atmosphere more stuff is going up there, they make it—ayyy. And they don’t say this, but you know after a period of time they get tired, they get all they get rusty and a lot of the guys say, ‘Hey their useful life is gone and, Let’s get the hell out of here and they’re all over the place.’ You look at Palm Springs. California, take a look Palm Springs, they’re all over the place.”

15. February 20, 2020: Trump Claimed Windmills Kill Bald Eagles.

“They want to use wind wind wind blow wind, please please blow, please, please keep the birds away from those windmills. Please tell those beautiful bald eagles,’Dodo, bald eagle.’ You know, you shoot a bald eagle, they put you in jail for a long time. But the windmills knock them out like crazy. It’s show and I think they have a rule after a certain number of kills.”

14. February 20, 2020: Trump Claims Democrat Plans Would Crush Colorado’s Economy.

“Every major Democrat running for President wants to entirely eliminate American production of oil and natural gas, crushing Colorado’s economy, destroying tens of thousands of Colorado, energy jobs and demolishing property values all across the state.”

13. February 19, 2020: Trump Claims Pipelines Would Create 48,000 Jobs.

“But we have everything we need right now. We have made such progress in the last three years with pipelines, the Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL. I approved it. The Dakota Access Pipeline, I approved it. 48,000 jobs. We’re reversing decades of calamitous trade policies, the worst trade deals any human being has ever seen.”

12. February 10, 2020: Trump Said Windmills Hurt Home Values And Kill Birds.

“They want to give us wind. Wind, if it blows, wonderful. If it doesn’t blow, you got problems. Wind. They want to destroy our countrysides, put windmills all over them. Watch your house go down in value. You ever see what happens? They build a windmill within distance of your house. You could forget about your house. You could just say, Well, that was the end of that investment. You want to see a bird graveyard, go to the bottom of a windmill. Take a look. it’s a graveyard for birds. They kill all the birds.”

11. February 10, 2020: Trump Said, “They Want To Take Our Energy Away.”

“So you go back four years, eight years, in one case, longer than eight years, we’ve cut more job-killing regulations than any other administration in the history of our country, and we’re not finished. And we’ve ended the war on American energy. They want to take our energy away. They want to take our wealth away.”

10. February 3, 2020: Trump: “They’re Going To Stop Energy Production.”

“They’re going to—They’re going to stop energy production.”

9. January 30, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Would Mean “There’s No More Airplanes.”

“They said, what do you think of the Green New Deal? I said, well, it should be studied carefully. We should look at. Look at it closely. I don’t want to talk about it until about two months before the election. And then, I’ll tell you how totally insane it is. How about this crazy Senator—how about this crazy, crazy Senator from Hawaii? They said I’m totally in favor, not the smartest. She said I’m totally in favor of the Green New Deal. Well, you know, that would mean there’s no more airplanes. Oh, so they started screaming at her in Hawaii. They said how the hell are we going to get to Hawaii? They said we’re going to build a railroad.”

8. January 30, 2020: Trump Said The Green New Deal Would “Destroy Your Wonderful Cows, I Love Cows. They Want To Kill Our Cows.”

“But the Socialist Democrats want to shut down American energy. They support Representative Ocasio-Cortez. [Audience Boos] A real beauty. That’s a real beauty. That’s a beauty. I can’t even believe it, but I don’t want to knock it because the Green New Deal, which would crush your farms, destroy your wonderful cows, I love cows. They want to kill our cows. You know why, right? You know why? Don’t say—they want to kill our cows. That means you’re next.”

7. January 28, 2020: Trump Said Liberals In Washington Want To Get Rid Of Your Cows.

“What happened in the last three years with energy is incredible, but extreme Liberals in Washington want to shut down U.S. energy, including through the so-called Green New Deal, [Audience Boos] close your factories, get rid of your cows. You don’t have too many cows in Wildwood, but if you do, they got it.”

6. January 9, 2020: Trump Claimed The Paris Climate Accord Would Have Shut Down “At Least 25 To 30 Percent Of Our Businesses.”

“You never know, but our water and our air is as clean as it’s ever been, and I took us out of that horrible Paris accord. I always say, how are you doing with the Paris accord? Don’t ask, saved trillions and trillions of dollars that was put in there to hurt us. In my opinion, it was put in there to hurt us. We were paying money to India, we were paying money to China, China’s didn’t kick in until 2030, we kicked in immediately.We had to pay money. Russia kicked in ’20, let’s say, they kicked in before. They were 19, wait, they were 1996. That was a very dirty period of air, so, they didn’t have—we kick in now and that—it’s just unacceptable. We would have spent trillions and trillions of dollars. We would have had to close up. I think, at least 25% to 30% of our businesses.”

5. January 9, 2020: Trump Claimed The U.S. Had The Cleanest Air And Water Under His Leadership.

“We have every form of energy and we are doing great, but they want to cripple your state’s economy. But the voters of Ohio will never let that happen, never going to let it happen. And our air and our water right now is cleaner than it’s been in 40 years, and sadly, I can’t say historic because, you know, a couple of hundred years ago there was nobody here, right? So, I assume that 200 or 300 years ago was cleaner, probably. You never know, but our water and our air is as clean as it’s ever been, and I took us out of that horrible Paris Climate Accord.”

4. January 9, 2020: Trump Claimed Every Dem Presidential Candidate Pledged To Eliminate Oil And Gas Production.

“While every Democrat running for President wants to shut down our coal mines, we are putting our miners back to work. Indeed we must, indeed we must. Clean coal. What they do with coal today is incredible, clean coal. And with the help of energy workers right here in Ohio, the United States is now the No. 1 producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world by far, No. 1. We weren’t No. 1, every top Democrat candidate has pledged to eliminate American production of oil and natural gas.”

3. January 9, 2020: Trump Claims The Paris Climate Accord Was Created To Hurt The U.S.

“You never know, but our water and our air is as clean as it’s ever been, and I took us out of that horrible Paris accord. I always say, ‘How are you doing with the Paris Accord? Don’t ask, saved trillions and trillions of dollars that was put in there to hurt us.’ In my opinion, it was put in there to hurt us. We were paying money to India, we were paying money to China, China’s didn’t kick in until 2030, we kicked in immediately.”

2. January 9, 2020: Trump Says Clean Energy Is “So Expensive.”

“Abraham Lincoln could not win in Texas with that platform. That’s not a good platform, it’s not a good platform, but you have people that want to shut down the oil industry. And if you do that, you’re got to shut down half your businesses. It’s really more than that and the rest of them are not going to be able to pay because the cost of this energy would be so expensive. So, we have all forms of energy. We have every form of energy and we are doing great, but they want to cripple your state’s economy. But the voters of Ohio will never let that happen, never going to let it happen. And our air and our water right now is cleaner than it’s been in 40 years, and sadly, I can’t say historic because, you know, a couple of hundred years ago there was nobody here, right?”

1. January 9, 2020: Trump Lied About Airplanes And Cows In The Green New Deal.

“That’s why like with the Green New Deal, OK? I want to say great things about it, OK? I don’t want to knock it, and then they say, we’re not going to use that. I like it when they say, no longer can you fly airplanes. No longer can you have any cows in the pasture, right? No longer can we do anything, we can’t do anything anymore.”

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