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Tags: Climate Change | trump | newyorkcity | seawall

Trump Mocks Sea Wall Plan For NYC: 'Get Your Mops & Buckets Ready'

lower manhattan is flooded into the brooklyn battery tunnel
In this Oct. 29, 2012 file photo, seawater floods the entrance to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel during Superstorm Sandy in New York.

By    |   Sunday, 19 January 2020 08:07 AM

President Donald Trump trashed a sea wall proposal to prevent flooding damage in New York City, mocking the plan with a warning to "get your mops & buckets ready!”

“A massive 200 Billion Dollar Sea Wall, built around New York to protect it from rare storms, is a costly, foolish & environmentally unfriendly idea that, when needed, probably won’t work anyway,” Trump tweeted. “It will also look terrible. Sorry, you’ll just have to get your mops & buckets ready!”

The New York Times on Friday analyzed a plan for a sea wall to help mitigate damage from more frequent storms — one of multiple proposals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to “help local communities better understand changing flood risks associated with climate change.”

According to the Times, the Corps has estimated the sea wall would cost $119 billion, not $200 billion – and would take 25 years to build. Congress would have to sign off on the plan.

What’s not good for the goose was apparently fine for the gander: Trump reportedly applied for a sea wall for his Irish golf course in 2016.

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President Donald Trump trashed a sea wall proposal to prevent flooding damage in New York City, mocking the plan with a warning to "get your mops & buckets ready!"...
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