Twitter Horrified After Trump Claims Wind Farm Noise Causes Cancer: ‘He is Deranged’


Donald Trump stunned and horrified many Twitter users by claiming that the noise from windmills “causes cancer,” a claim for which there is no scientific evidence.

After spending Tuesday expelling a flurry of lies that included his own father’s birthplace, Trump dropped more whoppers at a National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising dinner. At one point, he went off on a riff about wind energy.

“Hillary wanted to put up wind, wind,” Trump said. “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations your house just went down 75% in value.”

A 2013 U.S. government study concluded that “wind facilities, after they have been constructed, produce little or no effect on home values.”

“And they say the noise causes cancer,” Trump added, a claim supported by no study ever. He then imitated the noise, presumably at great risk to his own health.

Trump’s noise claim generated a lot of noise on Twitter, some amused and some horrified. The Daily Beast’s Sam Stein pretty much summed it all up in one go.

Still, the reactions…

The sound equipment jokes were great, though.

But the best were probably these movie references.

This was too on target to pass up.

So there were a lot of laughs at the idea, and some weirdly unnecessary fact-checks, but the people who were horrified probably have the sanest reaction. We can now look forward to Federalist writers swooping in to “explain” what Trump “meant”, and the inevitable Breitbart columnists claiming they have sound cancer that can only be cured by getting rid of Obamacare.

Watch the clip above, via C-SPAN.

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