It has been the subject of intense debate between the night comedians and the many online critics of Donald Trump: why, under certain circumstances, the President of the United States sometimes appears … orange?
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Now, Trump himself has found an answer and nobody expected it. The problem, apparently, lies in the energy-saving bulbs.
Speaking to an audience of Republican lawmakers in Baltimore on Thursday night, Trump delivered a labyrinthine speech in which he criticized his recent plans to weaken green light bulb regulations.
“The bulb,” began the president. “People said, what about the light bulb, I said, here’s the story, and I looked at it, the light bulb we have to use! Most importantly, the light is not good, I always see orange and you too, the light is the worst.
But it was not the end. Trump has complained that the low-energy bulb is several times more expensive than its incandescent predecessor and should, according to him, be treated as “hazardous waste” if it breaks.
Energy-saving bulbs, such as halogen incandescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light-emitting diodes (LEDs) consume on average 25 to 80% less energy than traditional incandescent lamps and can last up to 25%. times longer.
But that was not enough for Trump. He continued, “What are we doing? It is considered a hazardous waste, but it costs several times more and, frankly, the light is not very good. Then we will sell them, but we will also sell incandescent bulbs. People are very happy about that. It’s amazing.”