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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet 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 MarkeySanders offers bill to tax billionaires' wealth gains during pandemic Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Budowsky: Why I back Kennedy, praise Markey MORE (D-Mass.) was blocked in the Senate this week.