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- Former President Trump railed against windmills during a primetime interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
- Over the years, Trump has voiced his disapproval of wind power and windmills, previously claiming without evidence that the structures decrease property values and may cause cancer.
- Trump’s gripe about windmills prompted plenty of ribbing online from his critics.
Former President Trump on Wednesday railed against the Biden administration’s energy policy, going so far as to say that windmills “kill everything.”
During a primetime interview with Fox News’s Sean Hannity to discuss the recent summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Biden, Trump stepped up his attacks against wind power.
“We’re not going to be energy independent two months from now. They’re making windmills all over the place to ruin our land and kill our birds. To kill everything,” Trump told Hannity.
Trump says windmills kill everything pic.twitter.com/A98fFFrJnV— Acyn (@Acyn) June 17, 2021
“And they’re very intermittent, as you learned from watching over the last four months, it’s intermittent energy, it's not good. It’s not going to power our great factories,” he added.
Trump over the years has voiced his disapproval of wind power and windmills, previously claiming without evidence that the structures decrease property values and may cause cancer.
Trump’s gripe about windmills prompted plenty of ribbing online from his critics.
“It’s true a windmill just killed me,” one Twitter user wrote.
“I have been killed by a windmill three times this week alone,” another tweeted.
EVERYTHING https://t.co/gDJmYtsVKN— George Conway (@gtconway3d) June 17, 2021
Trump on Fox drops a classic line about windmills killing “our birds"— Sam Stein (@samstein) June 17, 2021
Trump was given a full half-hour on primetime TV to comment on the Biden-Putin summit and the current state of national politics and the most standout moment, by far, is him saying windmills "kill everything"https://t.co/pdjQ1rXRxm— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) June 17, 2021
It's true. Last time I saw a windmill there was nothing left living in a hundred miles. Then I died. https://t.co/Ff0FXWNZQf— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) June 17, 2021
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