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Donald Trump: Wind Power "Destroyed" Palm Springs

The Donald tweeted that wind turbines have ruined Palm Springs and the desert

With wind power an essential part of the desert economy, you would think Donald Trump would understand the value.    Instead, the New York-based businessman went to Twitter to say how the large turbines just make the desert "ugly".

“Ugly wind turbines have destroyed the entrance to Palm Springs, CA,” Trump tweeted. “These mon[s]trosities are ruining landscapes all over the globe—expensive & bad electric.”

According to palmsprings.com, the over 4000 wind turbines in the San Gorgonio Pass generate enough electricity energy to power the entire Coachella Valley.  

More on Trump's comments from The Desert Sun is available here.

Reginia Sam September 19, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I really don't listen to Donald Trump either but I do have to agree the windmills are hideous and according to my husband who retired from DWP, they were put there to please the environmentalist. They really don't do a whole lot. Luckily we don't have to look at them every day.
Captain Obvious September 19, 2012 at 11:10 PM
No latitude for your platitude. You said windmills are art and the desert is an empty canvas and I quote " For me, they are art against a blank canvas." The desert is NOT a blank canvas. That attitude is exactly the reason why people have no respect for the desert, people thinking it's a blank canvas. Unbelievable. You just don't get it, but I'm sure you'll have more than a few last words to try to explain it away. I've had enough. Good day sir.
Steven Hanson September 19, 2012 at 11:14 PM
No last words. I have nothing to apologize for or explain if people know how to read and interpret sentences. Good day to you too :)
Ken Hamilton September 20, 2012 at 02:04 AM
I have worked in the wind industry for 22 years now and I am of coarse biased but I still find the wind turbines to be an interesting addition to the desert background. I thinks Mr. Trump is intitled to his opinion, my opinion is I think the turbines have more worth then his casino in the same area. He just is not making any money from the turbines therefore they are ugly to him.
KenF December 26, 2012 at 09:52 PM
What's the COST/BENEFIT? (Trump's a bafoon!)

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