Trump responds to question about Ukraine crisis by ranting about windmills

Former President Donald Trump somehow turned a question about the Ukraine crisis into an opportunity to lament the windmills during an appearance on the “Full Send” podcast hosted by YouTubers.

“What do you see happening next? Because it looks like tensions are high. How does it all end? Will this last long? How do you see it unfolding? Nelk Boys founder Kyle Forgeard asked the former president during a discussion about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“Well, and I said this a long time ago, if that happens, we’re playing into their hands. Green power. Windmills don’t work. They’re too expensive. They kill all the birds. They ruin your landscapes,” Trump replied.

“And yet, environmentalists love windmills. And I’ve been preaching that for years. Wind turbines ― and I had them downstairs ― but wind turbines are the most expensive energy you can have. And they don’t work.

Trump has a long-documented hatred of wind turbines, dating back to a protracted and failed legal fight to stop Scottish authorities from building what he called a “really lousy wind farm” in view of his Aberdeen golf resort.

He regularly spouts outlandish lies about windmills, including the widely mocked claim that the noise they make causes cancer.

He continued to discuss windmills for some time before recounting an anecdote about being given a ‘white flag’ as a gift to former German Chancellor Angela Merkel during discussions of controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany.

The US and UK are banning oil imports from Russia to punish the Kremlin for its war on Ukraine, causing already high gas prices for Americans to spike.

It looks like Trump quoted a popular theory in right-wing circles that the crisis in Ukraine was a ploy to push alternative energy, as rising gas prices could force the adaptation of cleaner energies such as wind turbines. Last month, for example, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson suggested that the Biden administration was provoking a dispute with Russia to play against fossil fuels and push for renewable energy.

The “Full Send” podcast is produced by Nelk Boys, a group of popular Canadian and American YouTube creators known for their fraternity-style pranks and parties.

Watch the exchange from 2:23 of the interview below.


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