You knew he was an idiot but former Texas governor turned Trump energy secretary, Rick Perry, has really tumbled out of the Stupid Tree, hitting every branch on the way down, this time.
The latest - fossil fuels can prevent sexual assault. Brace yourself.
Perry described his belief at an energy policy event in Washington hosted by Axios and NBC News, while talking about how bringing power to African villages would save lives.
"But also from the standpoint of sexual assault, when the lights are on, when you have light that shines, the righteousness, if you will, on those types of acts," Perry said. "So from the standpoint of how you really affect people's lives, fossil fuels is going to play a role in that. I happen to think it's going to play a positive role."\
Maybe Trump's first take was right.