The US President was addressing a crowd of young conservatives on Monday at the Turning Point USA student action summit, in West Palm Beach, Florida. In a weird episode, Trump said he never understood wind, despite having studied it better than anyone else.
He said: “I’ve studied it better than anybody I know. I’ve never understood wind.
“You know, I know windmills very much. They’re noisy. They kill birds.
“You want to see a bird graveyard? Go under a windmill someday.
“You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen in your life.”
The US President then went on to attack wind turbines – even though there are over 57,000 in the US – as causing “tremendous” air pollution.
He commented: “They’re made in China and Germany mostly. But they’re manufactured tremendous if you’re into this, tremendous fumes.
“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.
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Another posted: “Either one of those parts are still unbelievable.
“A. That he’s studied windmills
“B. That he’s studied anything better than anyone else.”
A third impersonating the President posted: “Trump: ‘I’ve never understood the sun. I know solar panels very much.
‘I’ve studied it better than most people and I still don’t know how the sun stays in the sky during the day or where it goes at night.’”
While a fourth wrote: “He doesn’t understand wind, despite being full of nothing but hateful hot air.”
Trump’s comments come after Republicans slammed Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to wring concessions from Senate leader Mitch McConnell concerning the President’s impeachment trial.
The Democrats want to ensure that their witnesses will be called and are refusing to send the impeachment articles to the Senate before they get assurances that the Republicans will conduct a fair trial.
Newt Gingrich, former Republican House speaker at the time of Bill Clinton’s impeachment in 1998, called Ms Pelosi’s impeachment games “silly” and “absurd” on FOX News.
He said she lacked the strategic acumen for a game of tick tack toe, let alone for a game of political chess.