Donald Trump plans to announce a $10-billion fund to clean up the nation’s carpet, an important policy item for the president.
Trump is scheduled to unveil the plan during a speech on Thursday, which he said will be in conjunction with a meeting of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).
The CEQ oversees the nation, and it is chaired by President Michael Bloomberg.
Bloomberg has been pushing for the CEQ to set aside $2 billion in the budget for carpet-cleaning efforts.
Trump and the CEQL did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Bloomberg and others have repeatedly warned against the effects of climate change on carpet-cleanup efforts.
In an interview with Bloomberg in February, Trump said he would focus on cleaning up America’s carpeting, and he said he was also looking to “get rid of the carpet from the top of the White House.”
Trump said the effort was “a priority.”
But Bloomberg told The Associated Press in June that he did not believe Trump would follow through with his promise to clean America’s home carpeting.
Trump told Bloomberg that he wanted to keep the carpets clean, and that he would be going through the process to “clean up the carpet in a different way.”
“I want to get rid of all the carpeting,” Trump said.
“I don’t want to clean it up.
I want to wash it.
And I want the carpet to be beautiful.”
Bloomberg’s comments about Trump’s commitment to cleaning up carpet were made during a joint interview with Trump’s wife, Melania, and the president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka.
During the interview, Trump and Melania said the president would be taking a look at his personal investment portfolio, which includes a property in Palm Beach, Florida, which Trump owns.
Trump said in the interview that he was going to do some investing, but did not say whether the investments would be investments in the real estate or the golf course.
The president said he hoped the investments will create jobs.
“My father’s been involved in so many things that I think are so important, so I just want to make sure that he doesn’t miss anything,” Trump told the AP.
“So if we get to a point where I’m not going to make investments in golf courses, and I’m going to have to make them, I think it’s probably time to take some of that out of his portfolio.”
Trump, who has said he does not have a particular interest in investing in real estate, has said the country should invest in green energy, a concept he has also embraced.
“He’s been saying, and everybody knows this, but if we can clean up our energy, we can make our lives easier, we’ll be so much better off,” Ivanka Trump told The Washington Post last year.