President Donald Trump has windmills on the brain again. And this time they’re killing bald eagles.
“You are under assault. And now they talk about the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal. Everybody go home, you just lost your Jobs. The Green New Deal, that’s a hoax like the hoax I just went through.”
And then he turned to wind energy, remarking that some progressive politicians “sort of like wind even though it kills all the birds.” He added:
“You want to see a bird cemetery? Go under a windmill sometime. You will see the saddest, you got every type of bird. You know, in California you go to jail for five years if you kill a bald eagle. You go under a windmill, you see them all over the place. Not a good situation.”
As you may recall, this isn’t the first time Trump has made patently absurd claims about windmills. Just last month at a fundraiser, the president commented:
“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.”
FactCheck.org called Trump’s windmill-cancer link “faulty” and noted:
There is no evidence that wind turbines cause cancer. The American Cancer Society told us in a statement that it is “unaware of any credible evidence linking the noise from windmills to cancer.” We also searched the biomedical literature for any studies investigating a link, and couldn’t find any.
Let the internet mocking begin!
6…have a field of ornithology to deal with this.
But why bald eagles lie? Simple. His base doesn’t give a rats ass about birds. But they DO get patriot boners over bald eagles. So that’s the lie. As the ornithologist texted me, “The idiotification of America continues.”
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) May 14, 2019
Tremendous mountains of dead bald eagles as far as the eye can see. The biggest ever seen. Everyone is saying it.
— geoff valent (@geoffvster) May 15, 2019
In all truth bald eagles are commiting suicide because trump is our president
— MJS81 (@scarpa_j) May 15, 2019
— angrydoc66 (@angrydoc66) May 15, 2019
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