Trump on wind energy: 'I know a lot about wind'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE on Thursday repeated his criticism of wind-based renewable energy, saying that the wind does not always blow. 

"If it doesn't blow, you can forget about television for that night," he said at a rally in Michigan. 

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"Darling, I want to watch television.' 'I'm sorry! The wind isn't blowing.' I know a lot about wind," he added. 

According to the Department of Energy's website, the U.S. power grid is set up to handle such variability. 

Trump made similar comments in a Wednesday interview with Fox News's Sean Hannity as well as last week while speaking at a factory in Ohio.  

The president also criticized the "Green New Deal," saying he loves to campaign against the idea. 

“I don’t want to talk them out of it too soon,” he said. “I love campaigning against the 'Green New Deal.' I want them to make that a big part of their platform.”

The Green New Deal sought to create an economy based entirely on renewable energy within a decade. Green New Deal legislation introduced by Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyNew push to regulate self-driving cars faces tough road Democratic White House hopefuls push to expand health care in US territories Democratic White House hopefuls push to expand health care in US territories MORE (D-Mass.) was blocked in the Senate this week.