President Trump spoke at a fundraising dinner for the National Republican Congressional Committee last night and I’m sure you’ll be surprised to learn that he said a ton of insane things.
For example, Trump complained someone was going to leak his speech to the media, despite the fact it was being broadcast on C-SPAN.
"Someone’s gonna leak this speech to he media," says @POTUS of his speech at @NRCC fundraising dinner tonight, apparently unaware there are press and cameras in the room covering it. pic.twitter.com/VgQMp2RKrx— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) April 3, 2019
He also (alarmingly) told Republicans to be “more paranoid” about election results because he doesn’t “like the way the votes are being tallied.”
Trump tells House Rs to be “more paranoid than they are” about elections and implied midterms were rigged.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 2, 2019
“Hey, you gotta be a little bit more paranoid than you are. We have to be a little bit careful, because I don't like the way the votes are being tallied” @nikkicarvajal
But perhaps the weirdest thing he said was that the noise from windmills causes cancer. (???)
ICYMI: Trump at the NRCC dinner last night: "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?"— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 3, 2019
Then he makes a windmill noise. ? pic.twitter.com/2q1GIj0we9
Obviously, this is hilariously false, so Trump got lit up on Twitter:
he would make outrageous claims, like he invented the question mark. sometimes, he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy https://t.co/TjARS9hwgS— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 3, 2019
MAKE SURE YOU GET CHECKED OUT FOR WIND CANCER, GRASS STROKE, AND SKY AIDS pic.twitter.com/6S2Cq7mTeR— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 3, 2019
"Hi. I don't believe in vaccines but I do believe in noise cancer. I am president of the United States of America." https://t.co/426uTo1GnE— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) April 3, 2019
Jerry Lewis voice: “And socialism causes syphilis!” https://t.co/9A3FYiGxCG— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) April 3, 2019
And these people don’t bat an eye. This is insane… https://t.co/wFJE1IjQQG— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) April 3, 2019
This sounds like one of the lines when Ron Burgundy is talking about the meaning of San Diego https://t.co/6ORKssJNSn— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) April 3, 2019
And the NRCC guests all smiled politely, pretending nothing was wrong at all as they tried to focus on corporate tax cuts and conservative judges. https://t.co/HvVf141mEt— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 3, 2019
Ahh, yes. The noise (the noise!! ?) from wind farms causes cancer but coal is all well & good, yeah? Mmmkay. ? https://t.co/5ma6YgMRN8— Tiya Sircar (@tiyasircar) April 3, 2019
AND I WAS WEARING AN ONION ON MY BELT WHICH WAS THE FASHION AT THE TIME https://t.co/aL7BsiFu13— John Ross Bowie (@JohnRossBowie) April 3, 2019
It’s great that the leader of the most powerful nation on earth is either profoundly stupid or suffering from dementia. https://t.co/kqODY8SmzN— Paul S. Kemp (@Paulskemp) April 3, 2019
It turns out this is another wacky conspiracy theory that’s been debunked, but our president’s mind is like an old rotting kitchen sponge so here we are.
Bafflingly, "wind turbine syndrome" is a pretty long-standing conspiracy theory. It was debunked decades ago.— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) April 3, 2019
It's extremely similar to those people who think WiFi gives you cancer. It doesn't. It is a deeply weird and wrong bastardization of science.https://t.co/yTtdgDTofY https://t.co/rgph4LBZ4Z
This is just the latest in a long line of lies Trump tells about wind energy. He’s also claimed it’s deadly to birds (fossil fuels are deadlier), it doesn’t power when the wind isn’t blowing, and that the turbines are attractive terrorist targets.