Democratic Sen. Ed Markey lashed out at President Donald Trump, saying he is the exact opposite of former President John F. Kennedy.
"President Kennedy was born 100 years ago this week," Markey said during an interview on CNN's "New Day." He challenged America to put a man on the moon in eight years and return him safely to this planet."
"Donald Trump is like JFK in reverse. He is saying we can't do it. We can't have a clean energy revolution. We can't move to non-fossil fuel burning vehicles. And the rest of the world is going to move in that direction."
The Hill noted Trump is reportedly set to pull out of the Paris climate accord.
"If President Trump announces that he is going to unilaterally pull the United States out of the climate accord that the rest of the world has signed onto, with the exception of Syria and Nicaragua, then it will be an economic, a national security, a public health and a moral failure for the United States of America," Markey said.
"It is going to be a statement that we are withdrawing from global leadership, that we are not accepting our responsibility, and that we are not going to take advantage of this huge economic opportunity in wind, in solar, in clean energy jobs, generally in all electric vehicles, to drive the economy of the 21st century," he said.
"Instead, they are going to cede this economic terrain to the Chinese, to the Germans, to the Indians, and others, who are going to move forward almost with thanks to the United States."
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