The Spanish have that well-known guide with the knight who goes tilting at windmills as a result of he thinks they’re hulking giants.
People have the President whose hatred of windmills is not any much less epic. He thinks they’re most cancers-inflicting fowl killers that drive down property values, and he fought in opposition to placing them within reach of his golf course.
“Hillary wished to place upwind,” mentioned President Donald Trump at a fundraiser for Republicans in Washington Tuesday, kicking off a prolonged riff in regards to the evils of windmills — wind generators, extra precisely — and the inadequacy of wind vitality. It is price taking a look at in full because it’s changing into a part of his stump speech and feeds into his more significant mistrust of renewable power and his mocking of local weather change.
Trump fought for a decade in opposition to the Scottish authorities’ effort to put in a renewable power wind farm off the coast of Aberdeen, which might be seen from his eponymous golf course there. He knew as them a “horrible thought” and “ugly” in courtroom paperwork.
The case of Trump vs. the Scottish windmills went to the UK’s Supreme Courtroom in 2015, according to Quartz. The wind farm was accomplished in 2018. In February, including insult to damage, Trump’s golf course was ordered to pay the Scottish authorities’ authorized payments from the case, according to the BBC.