Trump says dirtier light bulbs make him look better.
“So I signed something, a couple of days ago, that gives you the right to continue to use the incandescent light and—I don’t know about you—much less expensive,” he stated at a recent rally.
Trump claims that he’s not a vain person but he looks “better under an incandescent light than these crazy lights that are beaming down on [me].”
The Trump administration rolled back the lightbulb energy efficiency standards aimed at phasing out the production and sale of inefficient bulbs. The measures were set to go into effect in January 2020 and were projected to reduce emissions by millions of tons a year. Trump’s energy department claimed it was an issue of consumer choice.
One study says Trump’s move might lead to $14 billion in higher energy costs.