Donald Trump launched a bizarre attack on windmill farms when he was asked how the war in Ukraine will end on a podcast.
The former US President has been vocal in criticising current leader Joe Biden for his response to Vladimir Putin’s invasion, claiming that he would have prevented the war and even labelling the Russian despot a “genius”
After relative silence since his election defeat, Trump has been making appearances on conservative podcasts, and recently popped up on the UFC-oriented Full Send Podcast to discuss topics including social media and Joe Rogan.
And, the former US President was asked by the podcast’s host for his thoughts on how the Ukraine conflict will end, when he began a bizarre diatribe about windmills.
“I said this a long time ago [that] if this happens, we are playing right into their hands, the green energy," he began.
“The windmills, they don't work, they’re too expensive, they kill all the birds, ruin the landscapes. And yet the environmentalists love all the windmills.”
This is despite ONS figures revealing that, in the UK, wind farms accounted for 24% of electricity generation in 2020.
Not content with dismissing the use of electric-generating windmills, Donald suggested that other sources of renewable energy “don’t have the power to power our factories”.
But despite slamming green sources, Trump claimed that he had also warned Angela Merkel about completing the Nord Stream 2 deal with Vladimir Putin, which saw a 1,200km gas pipeline installed between Germany and Russia.
The ex-President suggested that he had even sent the former German Chancellor a “white flag of surrender” because of fears about relying on Russian energy to sustain Europe.
In the same episode, Trump refused to confirm speculation over whether he will run again as President in 2024, but acknowledged that the podcast’s hosts would be “very happy” with his decision.
And, assessing the possibility of nuclear war after Putin’s escalation of the attacks against his neighbouring country, the US Apprentice frontman suggested it was a “serious threat”.
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