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.”