The Best #WindmillsCauseCancer Tweets In Response To Donald Trump's Claim Wind Power Could Cause Cancer

Following President Trump's claim that windmills could cause cancer, Twitter erupted in humorous clap-backs, introducing the world to "Windmill Noise Cancer Awareness Day" and the hashtag #WindmillsCauseCancer.

"While I don't think noise can cause cancer, Trump is really doing some groundbreaking research on the potential every time he speaks," wrote @goodhumeurman.

"If windmills cause cancer, then do pinwheels cause the common cold," another Twitter, @AlecComes user questioned.

"Haven't been feeling great the past week. At first I thought it was due to pollen, but now I know that it's probably cancer I got from this Lego windmill my niece made," one Twitter user wrote.

"I left my fan on in the bedroom all night," @dmnyc prefaced. "Should I get a cancer screening?"

As previously reported, this is not the first time President Trump has mocked the renewable energy source.

Speaking to workers at a tank factory in Lima, Ohio, on Wednesday afternoon, Trump appeared to confuse wind turbines with windmills, and told the audience: "Hillary [Clinton] wanted to put windmills all over the place."

He continued to speak as if he were a man watching TV with his partner at home: "Let's put up some windmills. When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television darling, please. There's no wind, please turn off the television quickly."

The president also went on to suggest that having a wind turbine near a residential area would cause property values to drop, although he provided no source for his claims.

Trump said: "Put the windmills up, and watch the value of your house if you're in sight of a windmill—watch the value of your house go down by 65 percent."

The president also went through a decade-long battle over wind turbines off the coast of Aberdeenshire, Scotland, near where Trump was building a golf resort. He had made the argument that the turbines would ruin the view along the coast, but his claims ultimately failed. The turbines were built and in February 2019, the Scottish government won a legal fight to compel Trump to pay for its costs associated with the drawn-out dispute.

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