President Trump on Thursday night told Republican lawmakers at a retreat in Baltimore that “it doesn’t matter” if people like him or not, they have “no choice” but to elect him.
“Whether you like me or not, it doesn’t matter,” Trump said at the conference, according to The New York Times. “You have to elect me. You have no choice.”
“Our country will go to hell if any of these people get in,” he continued in reference to Democratic presidential candidates. He then warned voters that if one of them gets elected they would “take your money and very much hurt your families.”
During his speech, Trump took a jab at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) name, which he reportedly shortened to “Cortez” because he didn’t have time to “go through the whole damn name.”
He also criticized wind turbines, which he once falsely claimed emitted a noise that causes cancer.
Trump said “they make noise, they kill all the birds, the energy is intermittent,” according to The Times.
He then pondered what might happen if a family were watching the Democrats on TV in a house supplied by energy from a wind farm.
“You happen to be watching the Democratic debate and the wind isn’t blowing,” he said. “You’re not going to see the debate. ‘Charlie, what the hell happened to this debate?’ He says, ‘Darling, the wind isn’t blowing.’ The goddamned windmill stopped.”
Trump also touted his administration’s repeal of a major Obama-era clean water regulation that had placed limits on polluting chemicals that could be used near streams, wetlands and other bodies of water.
“Earlier today, my administration formally repealed the horrible, dangerous, anti-everything waters of the United States rule,” Trump said at a House GOP retreat in Baltimore.
“We have the cleanest water, the cleanest air that we’ve ever had in the history of our country, right now,” Trump falsely claimed.
“And just for the press, because they’ll get me on that one, I’m thinking. Let’s say the history of our country over the last 25 years,” he said. “I would say they probably had cleaner water, cleaner air because there was nobody here. So I have to be very accurate.”
Trump, making no sense at all, claims that 25 years ago "there was nobody here" in America, and therefore air and water was cleaner than it is now. Twenty five years ago was 1994. pic.twitter.com/6PbqATHrqk
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 13, 2019