Trump defended his ongoing dismantling of clean air and water regulations at a Republican retreat, claiming we have the cleanest air and water we’ve ever had. Then he bizarrely qualified his claim by saying that our air and water may have been clean 25 years ago because “there was nobody here.”
“We have the cleanest water, the cleanest air that we’ve ever had in the history of our country, right now,” Trump said.
The president corrected himself after saying that the media “would get me on that one.”
“Let’s say the history of our country over the last 25 years,” he opined. “I would say they probably had cleaner water, cleaner air because there was nobody here. So I have to be very accurate.”