PALM SPRINGS — Never a fan of the signature windmills that border Interstate 10, President Trump was on the attack again on Thursday just one day after he flew into Palm Springs International Airport for a fundraiser in Rancho Mirage.

Trump blasted the quintessential Palm Springs windmills during a “Keep America Great Again” rally speech in Colorado Springs. President Trump was speaking about energy dependency and the use of “windmills.”

Never mind that they are actually wind turbines.

Trump, in a 2016 interviewe on Herman Cain’s radio show, Trump described the windmills as looking like a junkyard, rotting, and leaving thousands of dead birds on the ground.

“You’re driving into Palm Springs, California and it looks like a poor man’s version of Disneyland. It’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen. and it kills all the birds,” Trump was quoted saying in the radio interview in 2016.

He did go on to say in that same interview that he is not against it, “I’m for everything, I’m for everything.”

TrumpTrump has claimed they are “monstrosities” that ruin landscapes. — Mar-a-Lago where he was spending the holidays, according to The Guardian.

“I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. They’re noisy. They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? Go under a windmill someday. You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen in your life.”

On Thursday in Colorado, he played same refrain while bringing Palm Springs into the mix — again.

Wind energy is one of his favorite targets. To a chorus of groans and boos, he complained that they’re made in China and Germany mostly. There are more than 57,000 across the United States, according to the American Wind Energy Association.

Of the Palm Springs wind turbines, Trump said, they are “tired,” “old,” and “rusty.”

“You look at Palm Springs, California. Take a look. Palm Springs. They’re all over the place. They’re closed, they’re rotting, they look like hell,” Trump said.

The wind industry is bringing jobs, economic investment, and clean energy to states across the country, accordindg to the American Wind Energy Association. Some 114,000 U.S. workers are employed by wind.


Image Sources

  • Windmill tweet: Twitter
  • Wind turbines: Pixaby