"They're horrible looking structures": Donald Trump's feud with wind turbines is the highlight of his YouTube vlog

Cracked's Cody Johnston curates the Republican presidential nominee's schizophrenic video-recorded rantings


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Brendan Gauthier
November 8, 2016 1:30AM (UTC)

Cracked on Monday released a curated video of the greatest hits from Donald Trump's 2011 vlog — clips of which you've probably seen before but didn't know were a 96-part series titled "From the Desk of Donald Trump."

Unfortunately, Trump bleached his Vine profile, which featured similarly goofy talking heads, after launching his campaign (though Business Insider partially archived some of his greatest hits).

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As Cracked's Cody Johnston has noted, the first vlog post the Republican presidential nominee ever uploaded proves false his more recent claim to have supported Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

"Gadhafi, in Libya, is killing thousands of people, and nobody knows how bad it is," Trump says in a vlog post from Feb. 28, 2011. "We have soldiers all over the Middle East, and we're not bringing them in to stop this horrible carnage."

Johnston, who says he's watched all 96 videos "a couple of times," follows each of Trump's zigzagging grievances in a 21-minute recap. A standout quibble is one that Trump has with wind turbines.

In February 2012, Trump was in the process of building Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland, where, he says, "There's a lot of hoopla about windmills."

"They're horrible looking structures. They make noise. They kill birds by the thousands. They're really destructive," he adds of wind turbines. "And I don't care who the environmentalist is; they are not good."

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Four months later in June, Trump stood on the cart path at Royal Aberdeen — a nearby club in Scotland — and videoed the reflection of a wind turbine on the fairway.

Watch the full video below, via Cracked:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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