Trump on Wednesday said he would deliver $150 billion to help the U.S. reduce greenhouse gas emissions from energy and other industries.
The president said he plans to announce his budget proposal in the coming weeks.
“We’re going to make the transition as smooth as possible for the American people, and we’ll do that with $150bn in our first budget, and then we’ll have a big, big, massive, massive budget, we’ll start a transition and get it out in the public and see how it goes,” Trump said.
“We’re gonna have a budget that’s gonna be so much bigger than anything that we’ve ever done.
I mean, I’m talking $1 trillion in the first budget.
And we’ll be doing that with a $150-billion commitment, and it’ll be a big investment, because we’re gonna be able to get a lot of it out.
And it’ll come in the form of infrastructure.”
Trump also told reporters that he wants to get to a “major transition” in the energy sector before his administration takes office, saying he wants “to do it in a way that we’re not burdening the American taxpayers.”
“We need to have the kind of transition that allows the American economy to get off the ground,” he said.
“I think that’s what I’m focused on, and that’s the reason I’m running for president,” he added.