Trump attacks wind power in state that gets nearly third of energy from wind
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President Trump blasted wind power during a rally in Iowa Wednesday night despite the face that the state gets nearly a third of its power from the alternative energy source.

During his speech in Cedar Rapids Wednesday night, Trump said he was bringing back coal, highlighting a coal mine that opened in Pennsylvania last month.

“I don’t want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes,” he said.

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Iowa gets almost a third of its energy from wind, the highest percentage of any state.

Trump has attacked wind power at rallies before. “The wind kills all your birds,” Trump said at an August rally. “All your birds, killed. You know, the environmentalists never talk about that.”

Iowa Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleySenators push mandatory sexual harassment training for members, staff Senate panel to hold hearing on bump stocks, background checks Senate panel to hold hearing on bump stocks MORE (R) also said in August that Trump will attack wind power “over my dead body.”