Early in his long, interminable speech at CPAC on Saturday, President Trump went in hard on the issue that probably terrifies him the most: having television taken away from him.
He made the comments in the context of criticizing the possibility of using more wind power in America’s energy grid:
“No planes, no energy. When the wind stops blowing, that’s the end of your electric, let’s hurry up. Darling, is the wind blowing today, I’d like to watch television.”
This is not how using wind power works. For starters, energy generated by wind can be stored and then released for use. A day without wind does not mean everyone reliant on it has to sit in the dark and read books by candlelight.
Wind power has long been one of Trump’s bugaboos. He fought hard to keep Scotland from building a wind farm off the coast within sight of his golf course there, on the belief that the windmills would ruin the view.
But of course a man known to spend many, if not the majority, of his waking hours watching television would be mostly concerned with how wind power would affect that habit. What would he do without Fox News to constantly tell him he’s doing great?
Watch the video at the top of the post, via C-SPAN.