Donald Trump has backed Rishi Sunak over his decision to scale back Net Zero commitments, congratulating the Prime Minister for being “smart” in taking on “climate alarmists”, as the issue is set to be a major battleground in the forthcoming elections. The Telegraph has more.
Mr. Sunak delayed a series of flagship environmental policies, warning voters would revolt against the cost of making the U.K. a Net Zero carbon emitter by 2050.
The Prime Minister drew criticism from within his own party when he delayed measures including a ban on new petrol car sales from 2030 to 2035.
Mr. Trump has weighed in behind the Prime Minister, saying Mr. Sunak had “very substantially rolled back the ridiculous ‘Climate Mandates’ that the United States is pushing on everyone”.
The former U.S. President said on his social media platform: “I always knew Sunak was smart, that he wasn’t going to destroy and bankrupt his nation for fake climate alarmists that don’t have a clue.”
Mr. Trump, who is running for the White House in 2024, criticised the Biden administration for “merrily” spending “trillions of dollars trying to do that which is not doable”.
He added: “Congratulations to Prime Minister Sunak for recognising this SCAM before it was too late!
“The Green New Hoax will take down the U.S., perhaps even sooner than our Open Border of Death. IT MUST BE STOPPED. MAGA!!!”
Worth reading in full.
Stop Press: Young Americans strongly prefer Donald Trump to Joe Biden in the 2024 election, a poll has found. The Telegraph reports that in the latest poll by the Washington Post and ABC News, Trump leads Biden among voters under the age of 35 by 20 points, with 53% and 38% respectively. Seems a classic case of cancel culture backfiring, with all the attacks on Trump only making him stronger.