During an interview with Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) News on Wednesday, July 12, President Donald Trump said Russian President Vladimir Putin actually wanted Hillary Clinton to win the election because of "windmills."
That's right, "windmills."
In the long series of bizarre interviews from Trump, this one is arguably close to the top of the list.
First, Trump argued that Putin doesn't like him because he's a "big military person" and if Hillary had won, "our military would be decimated."
"That's what Putin doesn't like about me," Trump said, "And that's why I say, why would he want me? Because from day one I wanted a strong military, he doesn't want to see that."
For the record, Clinton is widely viewed as one of the most hawkish (pro-military) Democrats out there (she voted in favor of the Iraq War while a senator, for example).
So, yeah, this point from Trump is unfounded.
As the interview continued, things got even more confusing.
When Trump attempted to explain his energy policy, the interview just stopped make sense altogether.
The president said,
From day one I want fracking and everything else to get energy prices low and to create tremendous energy. We're going to be self-supporting, we just about are now. We're going to be exporting energy – he doesn't want that. He would like Hillary where she wants to have windmills. He would much rather have that because energy prices would go up and Russia as you know relies very much on energy.
Attempting to dissect what Trump said is headache-inducing and fairly pointless, because the overall premise is 100 percent false.
We can confidently say that Vladimir Putin did not want Hillary Clinton to be president more than Donald Trump.
It's simple: PUTIN INTERFERED IN THE U.S. ELECTION IN ORDER TO AID TRUMP'S CANDIDACY.
For Trump to claim Putin wanted Clinton to win more than him goes against the opinion of the U.S. intelligence community AND emails that were released by his oldest son on Tuesday, July 11.
Trump has once again delivered an interview in which he sounded like a confused, lonely old man who occasionally watches Fox News and wants to offer his expertise on an issue he's not familiar with whatsoever.
With that said, to be somewhat fair to Trump, he's frequently made it clear he thinks windmills are basically worse than people who club baby seals to death.
In short, Trump is really bad at interviews -- and absolutely despises windmills.
The full CBN interview will air on Thursday.