Trump Touts Dakota Access and Keystone XL Pipeline Approvals as Accomplishments at CPAC

Trump touts his anti-climate agenda the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland., on Friday.

Published February 23, 2018

They basically wanted to take our wealth away.

WASHINGTON – Speaking before his crowd of backers today outside of Washington at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, President Donald Trump spent seven minutes touting his deregulatory accomplishments since assuming the presidency on January 20, 2017.

He took credit for ending the war on energy and getting out of the Paris climate treatment. Both measures have been positive effects on property owners and workers, according to Trump.

He mentioned the approvals of two pipelines that have been long opposed by majority of American Indians: the Dakota Access pipeline and the Keystone XL pipeline. In his remarks, Trump admits the pipelines were about wealth.

Trump said:

“And remember this: Virtually, as soon as I got into office, we approved the Keystone XL pipeline and the Dakota Access pipeline, which would never have been approved.  (Applause.)  And we announced our withdrawal from the totally disastrous, job-killing, wealth-knocking-out — you know, it knocked out our wealth, or it would have.  They basically wanted to take our wealth away.”

The Standing Rock resistance, where Mni Wiconi (Water is Life) became the rallying cry, became the largest gathering of American Indian tribes in over a century. The tribes came to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline.

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