Donald Trump Issues One Of His Greatest Takedowns Of Windmills

(Breitbart) – President Donald Trump continued his campaign against windmills on Saturday, issuing one of the most detailed takedowns to date of one of the environmentalist’s favorite forms of energy.

In a speech to Turning Point USA activists in Palm Beach Florida, the president mocked the idea of a windmill-driven economy proposed by Democrats promoting the “Green New Deal” in Congress and on the presidential campaign trail.

“You know, I know windmills very much. I’ve studied it better than anybody I know,” Trump said. “It’s very expensive.”

The president noted that windmill production actually created a tremendous amount of pollution, despite being branded as a “green” source of energy.

“Tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything,” he said. “You talk about the carbon footprint fumes are spewing into the air. Right? Spewing.”

Trump noted the windmills were typically produced in China and Germany — sending pollution into the air and hurting the planet.

“Whether it’s in China, Germany, it’s going into the air,” he said. “It’s our air, their air, everything right?”

Trump said he did not mind windmills in industrial areas but was personally outraged to see “ugly” windmills destroying the views.

“I’ve seen the most beautiful fields, farms, fields — most gorgeous things you’ve ever seen, and then you have these ugly things going up,” he said.

Trump again noted that windmills created visual pollution, destroying people’s property values.

“If you own a house within vision of some of these monsters, your house is worth 50 percent of the price,” he said. “They’re noisy.”

Trump said that after ten years, the giant ugly windmills started to age and “look like hell.”

“A lot of times, people don’t replace them. They need massive subsidy from the government in order to make it,” he said. “It’s really a terrible thing.”

He also reminded the audience that windmills were notorious for killing birds.

“You want to see a bird graveyard?” he asked. “You just go take a look. A bird graveyard. Go under a windmill someday,” he said. “You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen ever in your life.”

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40 COMMENTS

  1. All the idiots that is sprouting off about doing away with cars, etc, should think about the millions of heart beating babies that have been killed. No telling how man
    genius have been killed. 70 million Black babies and millions of other races have been killed, murder is murder and this must be prosecuted. How much better would it be if we really had spend the billions on wars and used this money to establish bases on the moon and mars. It is our obligation instead of killing heart beating babies is to move out in space.

    • He can’t be because scum like you work for intelligent people (like him) which means you are much more ignorant since you have done almost NOTHING with your miserable existence.

    • Democrats are the most scientifically ignorant humans on the planet !!!
      You Lose !!! USA & Trump just keep on winning and you can’t stand it !!! Loser !!!!!!!!

    • That’s your opinion, but what is its basis? You don’t know what President Trump’s level of knowledge is. Plus, it doesn’t take a scientist to know about windmills or many other things. They actually cost more and use more fossil fuel energy to manufacture, transport and construct than they will ever earn in energy savings during their entire life cycle. They also kill large numbers of birds and bats. They are good for about 2% of our energy production but cannot be relied on to produce when the wind isn’t blowing at just the right speed. And to top it off, the president is right about them being a blight on the landscape. They even make arid areas in west Texas look ugly.

  2. Seems like the President is at it again trying to convince his limity knowledge supporters that he knows every thing about any subject that is brought up and those supporters eat it up like cake and ice cream, not ever checking it out them selves to see if what trump says is fact or just more BS.
    Now this wind mill thing is about keeping the carbon emitting fuel corporations in business, they must benefit his Corporations in some way, because Trump has said on many occasions he is only interested in what makes money.

    • And do you have any fact to dispute what he said. Probably not or you would have gave us some right? This guy is an investor, how do know if he research the subject to possibly invest in windmills. You have nothing but hatred dude, get a life.

    • “Only interested in what makes money”, you may be right but that make Trump even more right as wind made electricity wouldn’t proliferate if it wasn’t subsidized. If it’s subsidized it ain’t making money (electricity efficiently).

    • It benefits his companies because it benefits Russians and Saudis.

      The people who flew the planes in 9/11 and the people who export oil and buy condos and homes from Trump at inflated money laundering prices and stay at his hotels, just like the other unAmericans do.

  3. Too bad Trump hasn’t noticed how Germany and other European countries have succeeded in lowering their carbon imprint by using extensive wind energy. As usual he pontificates on subjects of which he is ignorant, all the while believing he is perfection incorporated.

    • Your post shows that you really don’t know much about Germany. Yes, they have literally thousands of windmills everywhere. They are decommissioning their nuclear plants and the last one will be offline in a couple of years. The downside? They’ll also be relying on their old coal powered plants until the early 2030’s, after which the coal powered plants will also go off line. The end result? They’ll be buying electricity from their European neighbors who’ve elected to keep their nuclear plants. Go visit Europe sometime and find out the truth.

    • No European country has lowered it Carbon Emissions more than the US !!!! Due to Natural Gas (fracking ). Please do some research before running your fat mouth !!!!!

    • Why don’t you educate on how well they’ve done. …because you probably can’t, you’re just talking BS because thats what you can do.

      • Germany will be Putin’s bittch once they start mainlining Russian gas when the Nordstrom pipeline goes online, sending billions to fund Putins war machine while they sponge off the NATO countries that meet their 2% GDP contribution to defense against Russia. How absolutely stupid is that? The only thing worse is that Europe allows it.

  4. Who will take down the obsolete windmills. They will be left to rust away. All and all they make little electricity. When not turning they use electricity to keep on line.
    We need a flat tax no loopholes and we will have plenty of tax money and everybody pays some. No freeloaders.

    • But of course. He’s such a genius. Isn’t that what all geniuses do? Brag that they know everything? Lol. Kinda like if you are accused of something you didn’t do you would NEVER want those that know to come testify for you.

  5. And windmills cause black lung, and they cause cancer and when they leak they cause birds to get covered and when they frack the holes to put in the poles they ruin our water.

    And for what? So we need to plug in our cars every night just to save money? Give me my diesel pickup any day. I don’t care how much it costs me to drive to work, I want to feel as important as a guest at Mar A Lago , even though I know I need to be a foreigner to work there.

  6. This is a satire website, right? Why would a guy that knows more than all the generals, has studied electrical engineering more than anybody, is obviously concerned with avian ecology and preservation, and has had billions of dollars since his first real estate development deal, why oh why did he wait until he is so old to save the world? I mean I’m sure he knows more than all the geriatric specialists. I can only guess that he is holding back on his discoveries of perpetual healthiness because of his modesty. I mean if I were him, I wouldn’t want to show off too much either. Otherwise all men would suffer from depression caused by their inadequacies, and women would literally war among themselves for the opportunity to spend a fleeting moment with him. Keep the chaos to a minimum Don. We all love you at least as much as Kim King Un!

  7. This is a satire website, right? Why would a guy that knows more than all the generals, has studied electrical engineering more than anybody, is obviously concerned with avian ecology and preservation, and has had billions of dollars since his first real estate development deal, why oh why did he wait until he is so old to save the world? I mean I’m sure he knows more than all the geriatric specialists. I can only guess that he is holding back on his discoveries of perpetual healthiness because of his modesty. I mean if I were him, I wouldn’t want to show off too much either. Otherwise all men would suffer from depression caused by their inadequacies, and women would literally war among themselves for the opportunity to spend a fleeting moment with him. Keep the chaos to a minimum Don. We all love you at least as much as Kim Jong Un!

  8. I’ve lived in Oklahoma where there are hundreds of gigantic wind mills. There’s actually an environmental activist group there that opposes them because of the damage done to the environment by the harsh chemicals that have to be used regularly to keep the blades clean so they remain aerodynamic and catch the wind efficiently.
    I’ve read that these things don’t pay for themselves before they need refurbishing or replacing. I think the idea is a good one but it seems we don’t have the technology yet for wind mills to be anything more than a cost-ineffective political symbol.

    • You read correctly. When I was still actively driving a semi I pulled a flatbed trailer and transported windmill components to various points. It takes 6 or more semis to transport one windmill. Often times a single bird strike will put a windmill out of commission. While waiting in line to offload, an engineer from GE told me the windmill we were delivering would never produce enough electricity to pay for it.The largest thing windmills produce is profits for the companies that build them,the trucking companies that haul them,the construction companies that erect them and the shipping lines that transport the components from Asia and Europe to the US.

  9. I like the guy, but come on. With all due respect to The President. I’ve been under hundreds of wind turbines. Old ones and new ones. Not one dead bird, EVER! Wind energy is now the cheapest form of power. Cheaper than gas, coal, nuclear. And now that storage costs are coming down, a lot more dispatchable. Until fusion or some other better source comes up, this is a great source (and its not like producing the equipment for those other power sources don’t emit fumes, etc., so it’s still better for our lungs, as the “fumes” stop when wind turbines leave the factory, and is only the start for coal and gas equipment.

    • Where ever you are getting you information they are not including the subsidies !!! Please stop reading “Mother Jones” and read some real scientific facts …..

  10. The Democratic Party are a disgrace to this beautiful country USA! I am pushing for
    treason because of trying to undermined the president from the very first day in office.
    Now you are the blamed for the “Civil War”

  11. God takes a man who isn’t the ” Goody, Goody Two Shoes”, nor the fight to the death and kill, kill, but who is not afraid to fulfil what he has in store for man. He may be giving America, one last chance to repent and turn their face back to him as God. He has done it for the Jewish People even when they sinned against him, “However”, never forget that he also effected the punishment for the sin, America? We killed the innocent by the millions, with our “Man Laws”, thus we should use this time to. return to our Christian God while we can, maybe to lessen future coming days. God rather goes back on his judgements. Hate Trump all you want, God put him there and I am glad for it. Obama, I didn’t believe nor trust, but he was the President.

  12. WOW. There’s just too much hate out there. Wind mills have there place and my gentleman farmer friend is thankful for the income especially when crops are bad. He voted for Trump too.

  13. Without fossil and nuclear power and petroleum feedstocks it is impossible to make, construct, operate, maintain, repair, service, and decommission wind generators. Trump is correct. Windmills on the other hand were made of wood and cloth.

  14. Trump was wrong about part of his statement. The turbines that make the electricity are manufactured here (in Pensacola FL). I believe but don’t know where the blades and towers are also manufactured in this country. It is the minerals that are essential for the large batteries that come from China et. al.

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