Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg called out Donald Trump for his “crazy uncle approach” to policy today on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Mayor Pete was asked by journalist George Stephanopoulos if Trump “drew blood” in last night’s debate with his response to a question about climate change and energy policy.
During the debate, Joe Biden defended his plan to develop infrastructure for green energy, including wind power. Biden accused Trump of opposing wind power: “He thinks wind causes cancer. Windmills.” That was a reference to Trump saying in April 2019 that wind turbines produce noise that causes cancer, a claim that has not been scientifically demonstrated.
Trump responded by saying “I know more about wind than you do” and that wind power is “extremely expensive, kills all the birds.”
So it’s understandable that Buttigieg did not agree that Trump “drew blood” in the exchange.
“While the president doubled down on the crazy uncle approach, saying that windmills kill all the birds – whatever that means – the choice couldn’t be clearer,” Buttigieg said. “With climate, as with the pandemic, a president who doesn’t believe in science puts American lives at risk.”
"With climate as with the pandemic, a president who doesn't believe in science puts American lives at risk." @PeteButtigieg breaks down Joe Biden’s performance in the final debate against Pres. Trump. https://t.co/U90KAkAU45 pic.twitter.com/EmExiVflak
— Good Morning America (@GMA) October 23, 2020
Here is the exchange on wind energy from the debate.
"He thinks wind causes cancer. Windmills" — Biden
"I know more about wind than you do," Trump responds. pic.twitter.com/DaN2CpJchJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 23, 2020
Donald Trump’s lesbian niece Mary L. Trump – who is currently suing him for allegedly defrauding her out of her inheritance – appeared to agree with Pete Buttigieg’s assessment of her uncle.
“His take on ‘the wind’ may end me,” she tweeted during the debate.
His take on "the wind" may end me.
— Mary L Trump (@MaryLTrump) October 23, 2020