As the G7 summit wrapped up in Biarritz, France, Trump yet again dismissed wind power as being ineffective — despite his own energy secretary touting the energy source.
President Donald Trump: “We’re the number one energy producer in the world. Soon it will be by far the number one. Its tremendous wealth and LNG is being sought after all over Europe and all over the world, and we have more of it than anybody else. And I’m not going to lose that wealth. I’m not going to lose it on — on dreams, on windmills.”
Trump has previously falsely said windmills can cause cancer.
Trump told a number of lies during his time at the G7. On Monday, Trump claimed China called him to make a trade deal, but China denies any such call took place. Meanwhile, the White House had to clarify comments from Trump claiming that first lady Melania Trump had gotten to know North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “extremely well.” White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham then followed up with a statement saying, “President Trump confides in his wife on many issues including the detailed elements of his strong relationship with Chairman Kim — and while the First Lady hasn’t met him, the President feels like she’s gotten to know him too.”