President Trump on Wednesday mocked the idea of using wind and solar power during a speech Wednesday, suggesting it would devalue property and people would have to “turn off the television” to conserve energy on wind-free days.
While speaking at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, Trump bragged that the U.S. is the largest producer of crude oil and natural gas in the world, and claimed that wouldn’t have been the case had Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election.
“Hillary wanted to put windmills all over the place,” he said during his campaign-style speech.
“Let’s put up some windmills — when the wind doesn’t blow, just turn off the television darling, please,” Trump said, mimicked a man telling his spouse to conserve electricity. “There’s no wind out today — There’s no wind. please turn off the television quickly!”
TRUMP on wind energy: "You know, Hillary wanted to put windmills all over the place. Let's put up some windmills — when the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television darling, please. There's no wind — please turn off the television quickly!" pic.twitter.com/HTDklSU13i
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“Put the windmills up, and watch the value of your house if you’re in sight of a windmill — watch the value of your house go down by 65 percent,” he said Wednesday.
“Wonderful to have windmills. And solar’s wonderful too, but it’s not strong enough, and it’s very very expensive,” he added.