While speaking at a Whirlpool factory in Clyde, Ohio, President Trump said he favors incandescent bulbs over newer, energy-efficient light bulbs because “I don’t look so orange.”
DONALD TRUMP: And one other thing I did-- remember the old light bulb? The old light bulb was so great, and they put it out of business. It was much cheaper, and it had much better light. And you're all good looking people, but you look better under the old light bulb than that horrible new light bulb, right?
Cost you a fraction of the cost. Didn't last as long, but that's OK. But it cost you a fraction.
I reinstituted and opened it up so they can sell both. They can sell the new one if you want it. And they can sell the old one. The old one's doing unb-- amazing business, amazing business.
And you know, the new one is considered hazardous waste. When you lose it, you're supposed to take it down to a dump, a specified dump. How many people are gonna do that with a light bulb?
Hey, you know, we lost this light bulb. Let's travel 28 miles outside of the city to get rid of it. It's hazardous waste.
So I put the old bulb back in. And you can use the new one. You can use anything. I guess it's competition.
But I particularly like it because I don't look so orange. So it's very nice.
Very nice. I don't want to look-- I don't like that look. Never liked it.