President Donald Trump on Thursday claimed that he is an “environmentalist” and accused New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of wanting wind energy that “kills all the birds.” He also suggested that Democratic candidate Joe Biden has a diminished mental state, saying that the former vice president has “no idea what’s happening.”
“Joe has absolutely no idea what’s happening,” Trump told the Washington Examiner. “AOC is a disaster. She wants all fossil fuel out. She wants everything out. She wants wind, which is expensive — kills all the birds. You know, I’m also an environmentalist. But wind is a disaster,” he added.
Trump was responding to a question about Biden collaborating with Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on a climate change panel. He said the move would cost Biden the state of Pennsylvania in the upcoming general election, adding, “If you asked him who he named, he wouldn’t even know it.”
Trump has railed against wind power repeatedly, saying that windmills kill birds, prevent people from watching television, lower property values, and cause cancer.
As noted by Business Insider, There is no evidence that windmills lower property values, prevent people from watching television, or cause cancer.