President Trump has a new beef, but this time, it’s with light bulbs. The president recently spoke during a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he took a moment to acknowledge the lack of glamour the environmentally-friendly lamps were providing.
The president stated that he's "not a vain person...but I look better under an incandescent light than these crazy lights that are beaming down."
The Department of Energy states that using the energy efficient light bulbs will help to save a household money due to its longer lifespan and less use of electricity. If one home replaces its five most-used lights with energy-saving bulbs, they could cut down on $75 every year.
"The light bulb. People said what's with the light bulb? I said here's the story," Trump said to the GOP House Retreat Dinner.
"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."
He continued, "But number two, it's many times more expensive than that old incandescent bulb that worked very well. And very importantly—I don't know if you know this—they have warnings. If it breaks it's considered a hazardous waste site. It's gasses inside."
Energy efficient compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) do contain mercury vapor, a hazardous material, Newsweek reports.
"All fluorescent lights contain small amounts of mercury. Some CFLs with magnetic ballasts contain small amounts of short-lived radioactive material. Because of these hazardous materials, you should not toss burned-out lamps into the trash," the energy department states.
Trump was not a fan of the light disposable method...
"And read what they say. If it breaks bring it to your local whatever, have it wrapped, have it this—what are we doing? What are we doing? And I said to one of the top people today, well they break a lot don't they? Yes they do, they just throw them away, they don't care."