Peak environmentalism

Trump is mad at wind now.

“I’ve studied it better than anybody I know,” the president asserted in a bizarre segment from a weekend speech to young conservatives in West Palm Beach, Florida, close to his winter retreat at Mar-a-Lago where he is spending the holidays.

I particularly like “You know we have a world, right? So…the world is tynee.”

“They’re made in China and Germany mostly,” Trump said of wind turbines, of which there are more than 57,000 across the US, according to the American Wind Energy Association. “But they’re manufactured tremendous if you’re into this, tremendous fumes. Gases are spewing into the atmosphere. You know we have a world, right? 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. Whether it’s in China, Germany, it’s going into the air. It’s our air, their air, everything, right?”

Since when does Trump give a damn about fumes spewing into the air?

Well he identifies as an environmentalist.

You can see his broken brain do that thing it does – it hears him say he’s an environmentalist and it goes PING! Cleanwaterandair. He interrupts himself when it goes PING: he changes his gesture from the shovel-shape to the thumb-finger circle shape, he stands up straighter, and he shouts: “I want THE CLEANEST WATER” and the rest of the stupid formula, including the phrase “crystal clean,” because the formula would not be complete without that. He returns to his One Big Idea which is that ranting about clean water and clean air is all there is to “being an environmentalist.”

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