President Trump on Tuesday unleashed another unhinged attack against wind power, claiming without a shred of evidence that the noise emitted by the structures causes cancer.
“Hillary wanted to put up wind. Wind!” Trump said, referring to the energy policies proposed by his 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.
“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer,” the president said while delivering remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual spring dinner. He offered no evidence to support the claim.
The president also said windmills are a “graveyard for birds.”
“If you love birds, you never want to walk under a windmill, because it’s a sad, sad sight,” he said, though the Department of Energy has noted that bird deaths from windmills are rare.
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Trump attacked wind power at a rally in Michigan last month, falsely claiming that wind power isn’t reliable because the wind doesn’t always blow.
“If it doesn’t blow, you can forget about television for that night,” Trump said.
” ‘Darling, I want to watch television.’ ‘I’m sorry! The wind isn’t blowing.’ I know a lot about wind,” he added.