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If you thought President Donald Trump's obsession with "windmills" would blow over in the face of a national crisis, think again.

The President has previously said that wind turbines cause cancer and that wind-powered energy only works if the wind is blowing. You can add those claims to the 16,200+ false statements made by Trump since his inauguration.

The President repeated his claim that windmills endanger birds in a Fox News town hall on Tuesday afternoon.

As Congress prepares a stimulus package to offset the damage to American workers posed by the current pandemic, Republicans and Democrats are split over whether to include initiatives that would help offset the damage done to the clean energy sector.

House Democrats, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California. say the move is necessary, with $43 billion in investments and payments threatening to evaporate.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Trump doesn't support the initiative to boost clean energy.

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Trump said:

"They had things in there that are terrible. Windmills all over the place and all sorts of credits for windmills that kill the birds and ruin the real estate, right?"

Trump said this as cases of the virus continued to grow to nearly 50,000 in the United States.

People noted that Trump, a real estate mogul, also claimed wind turbines ruined the real estate, leading them to believe his concern for the birds was, well, "for the birds."

After some pointed out that the claim was false...

People began repeating concerns that the President is unfit to lead the nation out of this crisis.

Trump has had a grudge against wind turbines ever since he lost a legal battle to keep a field of them from construction near one of his golf courses in Scotland.

Even in dire times, the President doesn't appear ready to give up that grudge.


President Donald Trump held a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on the eve of the state's crucial Democratic primary.

It wasn't a surprise that the crowd began cheering "Lock her up"—a phrase typically directed at Trump's 2016 opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—but this time the chants were directed at a different target.

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President Donald Trump unveiled his budget proposal on Monday, and there were very few surprises.

The budget predictably slashes funds for environmental protection, education, health care, food stamps, and housing while increasing funds for defense and for his border wall.

One of the budge's cuts, however, is standing out.

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Republicans were livid after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) ripped up her copy of Trump's State of the Union address on the House floor immediately after the President's speech.

Pelosi laughed off the gesture, saying it was the "courteous thing" to do "considering the alternatives."

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Republicans were unfazed by the 31 false statements made by President Donald Trump in his State of the Union address, but they were fuming at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for ripping her copy of Trump's address in half on the House floor.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among those offended, and tried to troll Pelosi on Twitter.

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President Donald Trump gave his State of the Union address to Congress and members of the Supreme Court on Tuesday night.

The speech was rife with some of Trump's most famous lies. He claimed to be working to protect Americans with pre-existing conditions, despite his administration fighting the Affordable Care Act in court. He painted undocumented immigrants as murderous "aliens." He claimed he'd sign a bill to lower prescription drug prices without mentioning the House drug pricing bill currently dying in the Senate.

Trump peppered the speech with made-for-tv moments—scholarship announcements, impromptu medals of freedom, soldiers reuniting with families—intended to please his supporters.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) wasn't satisfied with the speech.

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With the Republican dominated Senate set to acquit him on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, President Donald Trump is set to give his State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Trump insists that his corrupt dealings with Ukraine were "perfect" and is expected to say the same in his address tonight.

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