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Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa

 


IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — President Trump's putdown of wind energy at his Iowa rally was denounced Thursday across the state, which takes pride in its position as a national leader in wind generation.

Trump was talking up his support for coal during his speech in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday night when he said: "I don't want to just hope the wind blows to light up your homes and your factories." He paused before adding, "as the birds fall to the ground," a reference to birds killed by turbines.

The remark drew some cheers and laughs inside the arena but didn't go over well across Iowa, where th...



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