Former president Donald Trump complained about Prime Minister Boris Johnson being more on the “liberal side these days” during his first major foreign interview in months,
In the GB News special, host Nigel Farage brought up Johnson seemingly “bonding” with President Joe Biden on wind energy, net zero strategy, and Cop26.
In response, Trump said he believed the PM was making a “big mistake.”
“Wind is the most expensive form of energy and they kill all the birds, and every 10 years you have to replace them ... but they just let them rot. Boris is wrong. If he’s going heavy into wind, he’s making a big mistake,” he said.
“With energy, I’m surprised that he would allow that to happen because you have one of the most beautiful countries in the world and you’re destroying it with all these wind turbines all over the place,” he said.
Trump was then asked what would happen to the American economy if Democrats stayed in support of net zero carbon for the “next 20 or 30 years” to which he responded: “I think the carbon taxes they want to put on countries and people and companies - I think it’s ridiculous.”
He added: “Natural gas is very clean. It works out very well.”