Clicking on this link and reading the entire post is worth your five minutes:https://www.reddit.com/r/facepalm/comme ... h/fbtrd12/
However I excerpted a part that is contextual to the thread:
After being elected, he was interviewed by the New York Times in which he made a number of interesting (and false) claims:-
Trump: Oh, I see. I might have brought it up. But not having to do with me, just I mean the wind is a very deceiving thing. First of all, we don’t make the windmills in the United States. They’re made in Germany and Japan.
FACTCHECK: His comment on domestic wind turbine manufacturing is false.
Few wind turbines are shipped globally because they are so bulky. More than than 21,000 US factory workers make a majority of US wind farm content domestically.
Trump: They’re made out of massive amounts of steel, which goes into the atmosphere, whether it’s in our country or not, it goes into the atmosphere.
FACTCHECK: Steel is not emitted into the atmosphere during component manufacture or by wind projects.
There are the usual emissions associated with any heavy manufacturing process, but making wind turbine components is not especially dirty.
Trump's apparent concern for emissions from wind turbine manufacture is impossible to reconcile with his enthusiasm for the coal industry and his disdain for climate change science.
Trump: The windmills kill birds and the windmills need massive subsidies. In other words, we’re subsidising wind mills all over this country. I mean, for the most part they don’t work. I don’t think they work at all without subsidy, and that bothers me, and they kill all the birds.
FACTCHECK: Wind turbines kill fewer birds than do cats, buildings or the fossil fuel industry.
Trump: You go to a windmill, you know in California they have the, what is it? The golden eagle? And they’re like, if you shoot a golden eagle, they go to jail for five years and yet they kill them by, they actually have to get permits that they’re only allowed to kill 30 or something in one year.
FACTCHECK: Trump’s claim about the penalty shooting a golden eagle is false. A first penalty is a maximum fine of $5,000 or one-year imprisonment.
His comment that wind project operators can legally kill 30 eagles yearly is also false.
Trump: The windmills are devastating to the bird population. OK, with that being said, there’s a place for them. But they do need subsidy. So, if I talk negatively. I’ve been saying the same thing for years about you know, the wind industry. I wouldn’t want to subsidise it.
FACTCHECK: Trump cannot seem to keep a consistent view on subsidies. During a November 2015 campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, Trump was asked for his stance on the wind Production Tax Credit.
He responded: "I’m fine with it. Any form of energy — we’ve got to get away from the Middle East….. Wind is a very expensive form of energy, and it’s got problems of storage, and lots of other things. But, I want to see whatever you can do — ethanol, I’m totally in favour … Wind will need subsidies. It’s going to have to have subsidies."
Trump: Some environmentalists agree with me very much because of all of the things I just said, including the birds, and some don’t.
FACTCHECK: We haven't found a major national environmental organisation that agrees with him.
Trump: But it’s hard to explain. I don’t care about anything having to do with anything having to do with anything other than the country.
That babbling nonsense that I bolded just above? He literally said that. And the scary part is his base, those absolute genetic dumpsterfires, get it. Whatever the ____ that was that he said, they get it, and they love it. It's... pretty ____ scary to be honest.