During his speech at a National Republican Congressional Committee fundraising dinner, Trump went into a spiel about wind turbines and made a few false claims about them; that the reduce home prices, that they kill bald eagles and birds on a massive scale and that they cause cancer.
"And they say the noise causes cancer, okay, you tell me that one, okay. Rrreer rrreeer rrreeer..."
Trump has a history of attacking "wind-a-mills," but this is the first time he's made the claim that the noise from wind turbines causes cancer. It feels stupid to even have to point out, but there is no evidence that is the case. It also seems stupid for a reporter to have to ask the White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp to clarify whether or not the noise from wind turbines causes cancer...
...but here we are.
"No," Mercedes. The answer is "no. But she wouldn't say that, even though she knows exactly what it's concerning and knows it's false, because that would be calling Trump a liar. She has to look stupid in front of the world because her boss is an idiot.
The reporter is correct, and journalists should definitely continue to press the White House on this, because the President of the United States' words matter; when they claim something lowers the the value of their house by 75%, people should be concerned, and when they claim something causes cancer, people should be concerned. The most concerning thing, though, is how few people were probably concerned by what he said... because everyone knows he's lying, even his supporters.
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