Trump claims wind turbines don’t work when it’s not windy in speech to energy workers

Conrad Duncan@theconradduncan
Wednesday 15 May 2019 09:15
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Just over a month after bizarrely suggesting wind turbines cause cancer, Trump attacked renewable energy again at a speech to energy workers in Louisiana.

In a typically rambling speech, the US president took a few shots at AOC’s Green New Deal policy before taking a swipe at wind power…

Just to be clear, Trump is suggesting that wind power doesn’t work when it’s not windy.

This isn’t even the first time he’s said this – he made a similar claim at a speech in Michigan back in March, when he also claimed to know “a lot about wind”.

But if Trump really knew a lot about wind, he would know that the electricity supply isn’t affected by wind not blowing all the time because energy is stored for when it's needed.

US Department of Energy website even says that it's not a problem.

This time is comments seem especially remarkable because the president was trying to explain how electricity works to energy workers.

Also, why does he always use not being able to watch TV as the disastrous consequence from using wind turbines? As Bill Nye recently explained: 'the planet is on f****** fire'.

He also repeated his false claim that wind turbines “kill all the birds” and compared turbines to “bird cemeteries”…

You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime.

You will see the saddest, you got every type of bird. You know, in California you go to jail for five years if you kill a bald eagle. You go under a windmill, you see them all over the place. Not a good situation.

Trump’s hatred of wind turbines has been ongoing since 2013 when he campaigned against a wind farm being built near his golf club in Scotland.

He has also drawn criticisum after he compared wind turbines to the Lockerbie bombing terror attack.

It's safe to say that a lot of people where perplexed and concerned that the US president doesn’t seem to understand how electricity works.

And while we’re talking about Trump’s Louisiana rally, things got really weird at one point when he praised the energy workers as “monster beautiful pieces of art”.

Seriously, it's easy to forget sometimes that this man is actually the president.

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