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Donald Trump has been criticised for saying noise from windmills causes cancer.
The American president made the claim with no scientific backing whatsoever during a speech he delivered at the National Republican Congressional Committee dinner.
In a bizarre tangent, he said: “Hillary Clinton wanted to put up wind… wind.”
If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations your house just went down 75 per cent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer, you tell me that one, OK.
And then he waved his arm around in what he thought looked like a wind turbine.
He added: "The thing makes so much noise, and of course it’s like a graveyard for birds. If you loved birds, you’d never want to walk under a windmill again."
To be clear, windmills do not cause cancer. There are other health problems that are blamed on wind turbines, but cancer is not one of them.
To reiterate: noise does not cause cancer.
Trump claiming that the noise from windmill causes cancer.
This is just beyond parody at this point.
https://t.co/RJ4eWYX9hr — Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)
@thehill https://t.co/8ecp0oQ1Ls — MMDView (@MMDView)
@thehill NOISE CAUSES CANCER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! — Paul Potiki (@Paul Potiki)
@GuanoLad @thehill But do it quietly. — Stephen Blakeman (@Stephen Blakeman)
@StephenBlakeman @thehill TIPPY TOE FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!!!!!!! — Paul Potiki (@Paul Potiki)
@Walldo That windmill doesn’t stand a chance when Trump and his trusty bouffant ride up and try to talk/tweet it to… https://t.co/9jCCezckQz — CK2049 (@CK2049)
Neither of which cause cancer.
@thehill Windmill https://t.co/mXoieaYlX6 — Georgia👩🏻🔬 (@Georgia👩🏻🔬)
@thehill Wind turbine https://t.co/GniPr8xQO4 — Georgia👩🏻🔬 (@Georgia👩🏻🔬)
Trump said... insane things today:
-forgot the word "origins", replaced it w/ "oranges"
-his dad w… https://t.co/gwGxJCcQqK — Eric Ernst (@Eric Ernst)
And then, to top off what was a monumentally strange speech, he told the room, which was filled with reporters and C-SPAN cameras covering the speech live:
Someone’s gonna leak this whole damn speech to the media.
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