Talking about himself in the third person at an event in Jupiter, Fla., President Trump said, “Trump is the great environmentalist” after discussing his signing of the Great American Outdoors Act.
DONALD TRUMP: Last month, I signed the Great American Outdoors Act, the most significant investment in our national parks in over a century, since Teddy Roosevelt-- Teddy Roosevelt. You know, they came to my office, a lot of the senators that I just introduced and Ron and everybody. They came to my office. They said that this will make us and make you the number one environmental president since Teddy Roosevelt.
I said, huh, that sounds good. Because I wasn't going to do it. I figured, you know, let's not do it. But when they said that, that was like a challenge.
So I said, well, why does it only have to go back to Teddy Roosevelt, which is over 100 years? Why can't we say from George Washington, right from the beginning? They said, well, we're not quite there yet, but one other bit like this, we'll be there, Lindsey, you know that, right?
But it's true, number one since Teddy Roosevelt. Who would have thought? Trump is the great environmentalist. You hear that, Ed? You hear that? That's good, and I am. I am. I believe strongly in--