The president made the odd connection during a speech he gave to Turning Point USA.
“I never understood wind. I know windmills very much, I have studied it better than anybody,” the president said during his speech. “I know it is very expensive. They are made in China and Germany mostly, very few made here—almost none—but they are manufactured, tremendous, if you are into this, tremendous fumes and gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right?”
Trump continued, this time out-of-nowhere connecting the size of the universe to windmills.
“So the world is tiny compared to the universe. So tremendous, tremendous amount of fumes and everything. You talk about the carbon footprint, fumes are spewing into the air, right? Spewing.”
It isn’t clear what Trump meant when linking the size of the universe to windmills.
President Trump: "I never understood wind, you know I know windmills very much. I've studied it better than anybody." pic.twitter.com/0U432SgNA2— The Hill (@thehill) December 22, 2019
Trump has a history of bashing windmills, including (incorrectly) implying that they cause cancer.
Earlier this year the president also said he wouldn’t “lose that wealth” in the United States “on dreams, on windmills.”