President Donald Trump took a break from railing against dishwashers and toilets to return to a favorite target of his: wind turbines, which he calls windmills.
Trump often falsely claims that energy can't be harnessed from the turbines when the wind isn't blowing, and that household electronics like televisions go out frequently as a result.
In a speech to the young Conservative group Turning Point USA, Trump took a shot at the renewable energy source, claiming he's never "understood wind."
President Trump: "I never understood wind, you know I know windmills very much. I've studied it better than anybody… https://t.co/IcVgHEKUH1— The Hill (@The Hill) 1577054700.0
The President said:
"I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody. I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here, almost none, but they are manufactured, tremendous — if you are into this — tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right?"
After pointing out that the world is smaller than the universe, he repeated claims that windmill farms are a threat to the bird population, including American bald eagles.
"A windmill will kill many bald eagles. After a certain number, they make you turn the windmill off, that is true. By the way, they make you turn it off. And yet, if you killed one, they put you in jail. That is OK. But why is it OK for windmills to destroy the bird population?"
While his ramblings may have pleased the young Republican crowd, others were left baffled.
Does this sound like a man who should be left alone without supervision, let alone run the Country? https://t.co/h5nbWvc92i— Lance Storm (@Lance Storm) 1577080410.0
Can anyone decipher his strings of rambling nonsense? https://t.co/5l7I2Tlvx7— ReplayRipley (@ReplayRipley) 1577110883.0
I. Just. Can't. Even.... https://t.co/onE5yXaGqG— Julia C. Reinhart (@Julia C. Reinhart) 1577111154.0
How is this real???? https://t.co/bzTCMFrY9Z— Mandy Tanner (@Mandy Tanner) 1577095338.0
It still blows my mind that people look at this man and enthusiastically call him their leader. https://t.co/HUqPBQ1QfN— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba) 1577055539.0
Uh... sure https://t.co/wC71v6JHCP— Chris Bergstrom (@Chris Bergstrom) 1577106358.0
How can someone listen to this idiot and conclude: "this is a leader I should follow"? Completely incoherent, pulli… https://t.co/AGZ7H4L5Hz— Marcelo Lang (@Marcelo Lang) 1577108989.0
Just another day in the presidency of Donald Trump.