Trump stops oil drilling off the coast of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina

President Trump on Tuesday banned oil drilling on the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina – dramatically extending a more narrow termination moratorium covering Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Trump compared himself to conservationist President Teddy Roosevelt during a speech in swing-state Florida, which he called “my home.”

“Number one since Teddy Roosevelt.” Who would have thought, Trump is a great environmentalist? ” he said. “I am I am. I believe strongly in this.”

Trump issued a 10-year ban on oil drilling as a new NBC News / Marriage poll found him tied with Democrat Joe Biden in Florida, with both candidates having 48 percent support.

Trump recently stayed in support of a ban on oil and natural gas during a campaign in Pennsylvania – then Biden stopped.

In his remarks in Florida, Trump deferred his recent signature on the National Parks-funding Great American Outdoor Act. In that context, he first compared himself to Roosevelt, who was president from 1901 to 1909.

“They came into my office, a lot of senators that I just started and [Florida Gov.] Ron [DeSantis] And everyone, they came to my office, they said it would make us and make you an environmental president since Teddy Roosevelt, “Trump said.

“I said, ‘Huh, that sounds good.’ Because I wasn’t going to do it, I thought you know you don’t do it. But when he said that, it was like a challenge. So I said, ‘Well, why did it only have to go back to Teddy Roosevelt Is that over 100 years old? Why can’t we say to George Washington? ‘… he said.’ Well, we’re not there yet, but another bill like this, we’ll be there ‘.

President Trump signs an executive order extending the ban on offshore drilling at Florida's Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.
President Trump signs an executive order extending the ban on offshore drilling at Florida’s Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse.Getty Images

Trump mentally slammed Biden as a “shot” and Democrat as less effective in environmental protection despite his administration’s controversial regulatory rollback, which led to career environmental protection agency employees.

“The contrast between our vision and the radical left has never been more clear. They talk of a big game, and they do nothing, ”Trump said. “For our political opponents, environmental policy is an excuse to advance a socialist platform that will invest trillions and trillions of dollars in new taxes and send our jobs abroad.”