â€œYou look at whatâ€™s happening to these beautiful prairies and plains and these gorgeous areas of our country where they have these rusting hulks put up all over the place that are noisy, theyâ€™re killing the birds,â€ Trump complained.
Trump has long disliked wind turbines, ever since a protracted and unsuccessful legal battle to stop Scottish officials from building what he called a â€œreally ugly wind farmâ€ in view of his Aberdeen golf resort. He has since concocted a series of bizarre lies about wind turbines, including the claim that the noise they make causes cancer.
In another â€œHannityâ€ call in 2019, Trump said wind energy â€• which can be stored in a variety of ways â€• wouldnâ€™t work because the wind â€œonly blows sometimes.â€
Trump touched on an array of familiar topics in Thursdayâ€™s chat, including the price of gas in California, the 2020 election and the size of his rally crowd on Jan. 6, 2021. He even managed to bring up his partially constructed U.S.-Mexico border wall: