Trump on the problems with wind power: The wind ‘only blows sometimes’

This Wednesday, President Trump doubled down on his skepticism of wind power and claimed that it’s not a viable power source since the actual wind is unreliable.

During a phone interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump said that he’s been “tougher” on Russia than any other president.

“It’s what we have done with energy and oil and gas. That’s all competition from, for Russia,” Trump said. “You look at the Ukraine. You look at so many different levels. You look at our military.”

Trump then speculated on what he thinks would have been America’s disadvantage if it had relied in wind power.

“You look at the fact that we would have been powered by wind, which wouldn’t have worked by the way because it only blows sometimes and lots of problems come about.”

Last week, Trump criticized wind power by joking that people wouldn’t be able to watch their televisions when there’s no wind.

As The Hill points out, the Department of Energy’s website says that power grids are designed to adapt to variability when it comes to wind and solar power sources and can even do so without backup sources.

During his talk with Hannity, Trump went on to say that America is stronger than it ever has been before.

“Our markets are hitting records all the time,” Trump said. “I have many many records of the highest stock market. People’s 401Ks are doing better than they have ever done by far.”

He then turned to the completion of the Russia investigation, referring to it as “fake news.”

“Nobody has been tougher to Russia or on Russia than Donald Trump … Nobody even close,” he declared. “And yet with all of that, we want to have a great relationship with Russia, we want to have a great relationship with China. All of these things are smart to do. We will do great with it. But nobody has been tougher.”

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