President Donald Trump has windmills on the brain again. And this time they’re killing bald eagles.
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“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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