At a Trump rally in Milwaukee, the President waged a war against energy-saving lightbulbs because they give you an orange hue.
United States President Trump has racked up quite the list of enemies over the past few years. From Bernie Sanders to windmills, it appears that everything and everyone that doesn't agree with him or his ideology is national enemy number one. Now, it appears that he has a new adversary to add to that very long list, right next to his Ukraine whistleblower and, of course, Crooked Hillary - lightbulbs. Not just any ol' lightbulb, either. Those new-fangled, energy-efficient ones that you can't really trust. While this may not be too surprising, there is a rather peculiar reason he's so dead-set against them. Here's the kicker: It's because they make you look orange. We couldn't possibly make this up, folks.
During a wide-ranging speech at one of his lovely "Keep America Great" rallies in Milwaukee earlier this week, the President went off on a rant about energy-saving lightbulbs, fridges, toilets, showers, and dishwashers, The Independent reports. Regarding the lightbulbs in specific, he claimed, "The new lightbulb costs you five times as much and it makes you look orange." We're sorry to break it to you, Mr. President, but you probably look so orange because you are so orange. It's all that spray tan. Moreover, Trump made the statement despite an aide allegedly warning him ahead of his address not to do so. Well, Trump isn't too big on advice from experts... Or guidelines... Or rules, in general, we suppose. So this isn't that shocking.
But that wasn't all. He went on, "Sinks, toilets and showers, you don’t get any water. They put restrictors on and now they made them permanent. You go into the shower – and I have this beautiful head of hair, I need a lot of water – and you turn on the water [and] drip, drip, drip. I call the guy, ‘Something wrong with this?’ ‘No, sir, it’s just the restrictor’. So you’re in there five times longer than you’re supposed to be, you use probably more water and it’s a very unpleasant experience. We’re getting rid of the restrictors, you’re going to have full shower flow, full sink." Of course, why wouldn't we trust our honorable President's expert advice instead of the well-researched, scientific knowledge of, well, scientists? Clearly, there's nothing delusional about his assertions, especially not that totally true part about his beautiful, full head of hair.
Back in September, the President won his battle against "ill-performing household appliances" when he rolled back policies introduced by former President and love of our lives Barack Obama to transition to energy-saving appliances. So, if there's someone you'd like to thank for speeding up global warming and making climate change worse, you can look to the White House. All we can say is, come November 2020, please show up for the planet if not for the sanctity of American democracy.