Tilting at Windmills: In a bizarre and incoherent attack on windmills President Donald Trump confesses: “I never understood wind,” while claiming he knows windmills “very much” and has “studied it better than anybody.”
Speaking to conservatives in Florida, Trump once again attacked windmills.
President Donald Trump went off on a longtime subject of his ire, windmills, during a weekend speech to a conservative group in Florida.
While Trump was mocking the Green New Deal to attendees of the Turning Point USA conference Saturday, he turned his attention to wind power.
At the event Trump 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?
So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right spewing, whether it is China or Germany, is going into the air.
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?
President Trump: “I never understood wind, you know I know windmills very much. I’ve studied it better than anybody.” pic.twitter.com/0U432SgNA2
— The Hill (@thehill) December 22, 2019
Trump’s nuts rant about wind energy: “I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much… Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes & everything.” pic.twitter.com/DvkJq9NbWg
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 23, 2019
And previously the ignorant Trump mocked wind power, claiming people would have to turn off their TV sets if the wind wasn’t blowing.
Bottom line: Donald Trump, America’s Idiot-in-Chief, confesses: “I never understood wind,” while claiming he knows windmills “very much” and has “studied it better than anybody.”
The stupid, it burns.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’
– Isaac Asimov