Trump: I love orange, but hate windmills (or wind turbines?)

The US President Donald Trump is after wind turbines again and this time he had a temper tantrum about how he “never understood wind”. But wait here people, let’s not hate him. He did say that he loves orange.

“They have all kinds of different colours. They are sort of white but some are orange-white. Orange is my favourite colour,” he explained.

You remember that last time he said that they cause cancer, right? Well, this time, he says that they “propel hazardous substances into the atmosphere”, reports NU.nl. He said in a recent speech he delivered for Turning Point USA, “I know a lot about windmills. I have studied them better than anyone I know”.

I think even NU.nl was taking a shot at him as their report also says, “It is also unclear whether the president means that the turbines produce certain substances or only emit them”.

There might be some truth to it because windmills do emit sulfur hexafluoride, a harmful greenhouse gas. But, we don’t know if this is what the POTUS meant. However, windmills only cause 0.001% of the emissions which wind turbines prevent.

He went on to say that they are “bird cemeteries”. According to a survey from 2013, NU.nl reports that at least 328,000 birds die each year in North America because they fly into a wind turbine.

Luckily, here in the Netherlands, we have the brilliant minds at the University of Amsterdam working on a project to predict when a group of birds would fly into the wind turbines!

So do you also hate windmills, wind turbines (I honestly don’t know which ones he means at this point), and love orange? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay and S. Hermann & F. Richter/Pixabay

Kavana Desai
Kavana Desaihttps://medium.com/@kavanadesai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.

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