President Donald Trump endorsed a conspiracy almost no one but chemtrail truthers believe to attack wind turbines. And he still managed to get it wrong.
For years, wind turbines have had two primary enemies: conspiracy theorists who incorrectly claim they cause headaches and nausea, and Trump, who lobbied for years against turbines near one of his Scotland golf courses. Now the conspiracy-obsessed president is continuing his war against wind power and is breathing weird new life into a claim that should have been dead decades ago.
“Hillary wanted to put up wind,” Trump said at a Republican fundraising event on Tuesday night. “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.”