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Donald Trump’s complaints about light bulbs, fact-checked

PolitiFact Monday, 16 September 2019
After his administration scrapped a rule that would have phased out incandescent light bulbs, President Donald Trump jokingly complained that newer bulbs make him look orange.  His Energy Department’s move slows a yearslong push by Congress and past administrations to switch Americans to LED (light-emitting diode) bulbs and other lighting that uses less electricity. While not citing LEDs specifically, Trump went on a bit of a rant about newer bulbs while speaking at the House Republicans’ annual retreat in Baltimore Sept. 12, making three claims worth checking out. On top of the bad lighting, Trump said they are expensive and ... >>More
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While speaking at the 2019 House Republican Conference Member Retreat Dinner this Thursday evening in Baltimore, Maryland, the president quipped that energy-efficient light bulbs make him look orange.

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