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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes 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 MarkeyOvernight Defense: Families sue over safety hazards at Army base | Lawmakers, NBA's Enes Kanter speak out ahead of Erdoğan visit | Washington braces for public impeachment hearings NBA's Enes Kanter speaks out against Erdoğan ahead of White House visit Democrats unifying against Joe Kennedy Senate bid MORE (D-Mass.) was blocked in the Senate this week.