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WATCH: Trump discusses ‘America’s environmental leadership’

In an event Monday, President Donald Trump promoted his environmental record in the face of widespread criticism over his administration’s regulatory rollbacks.

Trump told Cabinet members and others at the White House event that he’s maintaining both a strong economy and a healthy environment.

His administration is seeking to ease dozens of protections for the environment and public health. Critics say Trump’s remarks are a nod to voters worried about climate change and pollution.

Trump also is criticizing the Democrats’ Green New Deal, and he is saying without evidence that it would “crush the dreams” of poor Americans.

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