People Are Concerned About Trump’s Latest Rant
Open wide folks, ‘cos here comes another delicious slice of outrageous Trump-ism which has got a lot of people worried, for one reason or another.
Are they worried about Trump himself? The guy is getting on a bit after all, though I know he did once claim to be the fittest American president ever. It could be true, but then again, he does need help going up and down gentle slopes so you tell me.
Are they worried about the kind of fake news he regularly reads and distributes? Probably.
I think most people are just more concerned about how brazen the current POTUS is with… well pretty much everything he does. Even claiming his own dad came from Germany. He didn’t. The Donald’s dad, Fred, was born in New York City.
Trump regularly throws himself into discussions with all the grace of an elephant on an oil slick sliding towards a glass house. His latest turn – into science, no less – is an eyebrow-raiser to say the least.
We all know Donald is not a fan of climate change. So much so he doesn’t believe it’s a real thing, and therefore his distaste for renewable energy, or anything environmentally friendly, is very evident.
Turns out he particularly doesn’t like – or doesn’t understand – wind-generated power either, but not because they might – to some people – be an eyesore on the landscape or anything like that.
He doesn’t like them because he thinks the noise they make causes cancer.
Let’s just let that sink in a minute…
The president was speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee spring dinner, where he said, via Sky News:
Hillary [Clinton] wanted to put up wind.
If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations your house just went down 75 per cent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer, you tell me that one, okay?
Check it out:
To which many, many people responded. Here are just a few:
A personal favourite:
And a more positive one:
There have of course been studies conducted into the effect of wind turbines. According to Jorg Muhlhans, a psychoacoustic researcher at the University of Vienna, most concerns of turbines affecting health ‘come from myths around infrasound’, which are sounds outside of humans’ hearing capabilities.
While Simon Chapman, a professor of public health at the University of Sydney, said health issues related to wind turbines can be classed as ‘psychogenic conditions’, which occurs when people feel sick because of others talking about them, i.e. worrying themselves sick.
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