Trump's putdown of wind energy whips up a backlash in Iowa
June 23, 2017
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...