Speaking at an event in Baltimore, Trump said the “number one” reason for his rollback of the rules (that were scheduled to come into force on Jan. 1, 2020) was because “the light’s no good” under more efficient bulbs.
“I always look orange,” he complained. “And so do you, the light is the worst.”
President Trump: “The light bulb. People said what’s with the light bulb. I said here’s the story, and I looked at it. The bulb that we’re being forced to use. Number one, to me, most importantly, the light’s no good. I always look orange. And so do you. The light is the worst.” pic.twitter.com/Hb4nu5xk5t
— The Hill (@thehill) September 13, 2019
It echoed comments that Trump made at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Monday.
“I’m not a vain person,” he told his supporters. “But I look better under an incandescent light than these crazy lights that are beaming down on me.”
Check out that clip here:
The Trump administration recently rolled back lightbulb efficiency standards, and now Trump is saying that these outdated, less efficient bulbs make him look better pic.twitter.com/WRtkMtqZwi
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) September 11, 2019
The Energy Department said the lightbulb rollback will return “choice to consumers.” Critics claim it will harm the environment and force households to spend more on energy.