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Trump slams Biden spending bills as ‘Green New Deal,’ warns Democrats will lose dozens of House seats in 2022

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Trump slams Biden spending bills as ‘Green New Deal,’ warns Democrats will lose dozens of House seats in 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump slammed President Biden’s spending agenda as the “Green New Deal bill,” warning that, if passed, the American people will face tax increases, and the Democratic Party will lose dozens of seats in the House of Representatives during the 2022 midterms. In an exclusive interview with Fox News, the former President discussed President Biden’s “Build back Better” agenda and the bipartisan Infrastructure package that is pending in Congress.

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Biden has struggled to reach a deal that satisfies both progressive and moderate Democrats on both the reconciliation and infrastructure bills in both the House and the Senate. It is hard to believe that they won’t do so, but I think it’s going be expensive [Biden] in the election if they do.” Trump stated to Fox News. “Because the people do not want it. It is a ripoff for America. It is a huge tax increase. “

Trump attacked the infrastructure bill, claiming “it isn’t an infrastructure bill.” This echos Republican complaints that most of the legislation isn’t focused on infrastructure but on other spending items.

“It’s a Green New Deal Bill,” Trump stated.

Trump likened Biden’s spending plan to the Green New Deal. This is a combination of ideas from former President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency. The bill was pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal lawmakers in 2019.

Meanwhile, Trump touted Republicans, saying “we have a lot of great people in the Republican Party.” Trump stated that there are some “bad ones”, but that there are also some “great people.”

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“The one thing I’ll say is, the Democrats, they’re vicious, they have horrible policy, but, they stick together,” Trump said. “This is the first time that I have seen it for a long while.” The former president was referring both to the infighting among Democrats and the White House, as well as between lawmakers in the House and Senate over the spending packages. The White House and Senate Democratic leadership failed to reach an agreement last month to secure the support from moderate Democrat senators. Joe Manchin from West Virginia and Kyrsten Silena of Arizona.

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And on Friday, Biden canceled a planned trip to Rehoboth, Del., to stay in Washington, as the White House and Democratic leaders attempted to rally enough support among House progressives to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill by Friday night. Fox News reported that

Sources said that Biden called progressive holdouts considering voting down the bill.

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But Trump told Fox News that the passage of the bill would benefit Republicans in 2022.

“If they vote on this bill, I think we’ll pick up an extra 30 seats,” Trump said. “Because people do not want a tax hike and they don’t want a Green New Deal. And that’s why this is. He said that it was a combination of both.

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Meanwhile, a White House official told Fox News that Biden is speaking with House leadership, progressives and moderates “in an effort to come to a solution” Friday night.

Democrats in the House had expected to have the votes to pass both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and their massive reconciliation spending bill Friday.

Biden has slashed the value of his social spending package, which was once worth $3.5 trillion to $1. 75 trillion after progressives and moderates agreed to cut programs, including universal community college.

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Trump slams Biden spending bills as ‘Green New Deal,’ warns Democrats will lose dozens of House seats in 2022