Trump bans oil drilling off coast of Southern states, likens himself to Teddy Roosevelt

President Trump on Tuesday banned oil drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina — dramatically expanding a more narrow expiring 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 the great environmentalist?” he said. “I am, I am. I believe strongly in it.”

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