President Donald Trump’s remark that noise from wind turbines can cause cancer is “idiotic,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said Wednesday, reports the Des Moines Register.
"I’m told that the White House respects my views on a lot of issues," Grassley said during a call with reporters. "[Trump's] comments on wind energy — not only as a president but when he was a candidate — were, first of all, idiotic, and it didn’t show much respect for Chuck Grassley as the grandfather of the wind energy tax credit."
Trump made his comments during a National Republican Congressional Committee dinner Tuesday night.
“Hillary wanted to put up wind,” Trump said. “Wind. If you — 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. You tell me that one, okay? Rrrr rrrr—you know the thing makes the—it’s so noisy.”
“And of course it’s like a graveyard for birds,” he added. “If you love birds, you’d never want to walk under a windmill because it’s a very sad, sad sight. It’s like a cemetery. We put a little — we put a little statue for the poor birds. It’s true. You know in California, if you shoot a bald eagle, they put you in jail for five years. And yet the windmills wipe em all out. It’s true. They wipe em out. It’s terrible.”
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