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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpImpeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent Feds say marijuana ties could prevent immigrants from getting US citizenship Trump approval drops to 2019 low after Mueller report's release: poll 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. 

ADVERTISEMENT

"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 MarkeyTlaib rallies in support of Green New Deal at Detroit town hall Ben & Jerry's backs Green New Deal: 'We have to act now' Warren praises Ocasio-Cortez in Time 100 MORE (D-Mass.) was blocked in the Senate this week.