Trump says Biden has 'no idea what's happening' seconds before claiming that AOC 'wants wind' that 'kills all the birds'

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum, and Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, May 13, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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  • President Donald Trump said that former Vice President Joe Biden had “no idea what’s happening” and seconds later accused New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of wanting wind energy that “kills all the birds.”

  • “Joe has absolutely no idea what’s happening,” Trump told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. “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.”

  • Trump’s vendetta against wind turbines predates his presidency, and he’s repeatedly said they kill birds, prevent people from watching television, lower property values, and cause cancer.

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President Donald Trump on Thursday said former Vice President Joe Biden had “no idea what’s happening” and seconds later accused New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of wanting wind energy that “kills all the birds.”

was asked by the Washington Examiner about Biden collaborating with Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on a climate-change panel.” data-reactid=”25″>Trump was asked by the Washington Examiner about Biden collaborating with Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on a climate-change panel.

Trump said the move would cost Biden the state of Pennsylvania in the general election, adding, “If you asked him who he named, he wouldn’t even know it.”

“Joe has absolutely no idea what’s happening,” Trump said. “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.”

It’s not the first time the president has lamented renewable wind energy.

he said in December during a speech to young conservatives in Palm Beach, Florida, adding: "They’re noisy. They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? You just go. Take a look. A bird graveyard. Go under a windmill someday. You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen, ever, in your life."” data-reactid=”34″>”I never understood wind. You know, I know windmills very much. I’ve studied it better than anybody,” he said in December during a speech to young conservatives in Palm Beach, Florida, adding: “They’re noisy. They kill the birds. You want to see a bird graveyard? You just go. Take a look. A bird graveyard. Go under a windmill someday. You’ll see more birds than you’ve ever seen, ever, in your life.”

Trump said at a campaign rally on December 10 in Pennsylvania. He also made a joke about climate change, saying, "Darling, there’s no wind — the damn wind just isn’t blowing like it used to because of global warming, I think."” data-reactid=”35″>”They’d be knocking out those birds left and right,” Trump said at a campaign rally on December 10 in Pennsylvania. He also made a joke about climate change, saying, “Darling, there’s no wind — the damn wind just isn’t blowing like it used to because of global warming, I think.”

Trump said in April 2019. "If you love birds, you’d never want to walk under a windmill."” data-reactid=”36″>”It’s like a graveyard for birds,” Trump said in April 2019. “If you love birds, you’d never want to walk under a windmill.”

140,000 to 328,000 bird deaths per year. Researchers in 2018 came up with a way to alert wind-farm operators to the presence of birds during peak times to lower the number of avian deaths.)” data-reactid=”37″>(Wind turbines are estimated to be responsible for 140,000 to 328,000 bird deaths per year. Researchers in 2018 came up with a way to alert wind-farm operators to the presence of birds during peak times to lower the number of avian deaths.)

vendetta against wind turbines predates his presidency. In 2006, he complained about plans to build an offshore wind farm that would be visible from his golf club in Scotland, Trump International Golf Links, outside the city of Aberdeen.” data-reactid=”38″>Trump’s vendetta against wind turbines predates his presidency. In 2006, he complained about plans to build an offshore wind farm that would be visible from his golf club in Scotland, Trump International Golf Links, outside the city of Aberdeen.

Trump filed a complaint with the Scottish government about the "horrible idea of building ugly wind turbines directly off Aberdeen’s beautiful coastline."” data-reactid=”39″>In 2011, when formal construction plans for the wind farm were submitted, Trump filed a complaint with the Scottish government about the “horrible idea of building ugly wind turbines directly off Aberdeen’s beautiful coastline.”

completed in May 2018. Last year, the Trump Organization agreed to pay $290,000 to the Scottish government to end the years-long legal fight.” data-reactid=”40″>The wind farm moved forward despite Trump’s complaints, and it was completed in May 2018. Last year, the Trump Organization agreed to pay $290,000 to the Scottish government to end the years-long legal fight.

Trump’s disdain for wind power has carried over into his presidency. He has said that wind turbines cause cancer and prevent people from watching television when the wind isn’t blowing.

he raged about "big windmills" that "destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds."” data-reactid=”42″>Last August, while visiting a petrochemical complex in Pennsylvania, he raged about “big windmills” that “destroy everybody’s property values, kill all the birds.”

“And then, all of a sudden, it stops; the wind and the televisions go off,” he added. “And your wives and husbands say, ‘Darling, I want to watch Donald Trump on television tonight. But the wind stopped blowing and I can’t watch. There’s no electricity in the house, darling.'”

“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75% in value,” he said in April 2019, adding that “the noise causes cancer.”

There is no evidence that wind turbines lower property values, prevent people from watching television, or cause cancer.

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