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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group 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 MarkeyHillicon Valley — Presented by Philip Morris International — Bezos phone breach raises fears over Saudi hacking | Amazon seeks to halt Microsoft's work on 'war cloud' | Lawmakers unveil surveillance reform bill Twitter tells facial-recognition app maker to stop collecting its data Democratic senator presses facial recognition company after reports of law enforcement collaboration MORE (D-Mass.) was blocked in the Senate this week.