So it is with a large dose of *WTF* and a smattering of *sigh* that we bring you two statements reportedly made within hours of each other on Tuesday that are... well, quite something.
First up, that sound can cause cancer. Specifically, the sound of wind farms.
At same NRCC dinner, Trump says of wind farms: “They say the noise causes cancer.”— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 3, 2019
This is, of course, completely false. At a stretch you could perhaps get away with saying the sound of smoking 60-a-day causes cancer, but only if accompanied by the actual smoking of 60-a-day.
One thing that is a well-established fact is Trump’s hatred for wind farms, mainly because he thinks they spoil the view from his golf courses.
It's Friday. How many bald eagles did wind turbines kill today? They are an environmental & aesthetic disaster.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 24, 2012
Anyway, back to the present. If you thought the wind turbine gaffe could be excused by a healthy dose of ignorance, then just wait until you see this one.
Here is the President of the United States claiming his father was born in Germany.
“My father is German. Right? Was German. And born in a very wonderful place in Germany, and so I have a great feeling for Germany.”
Trump just said "my father is German, was German. Born in a very wonderful place in Germany." Fred Trump was born in New York. pic.twitter.com/U6eWYPzjrJ— Tommy MMXIXtopher (@tommyxtopher) April 2, 2019
Fred Trump was born and raised in New York. He may have been conceived in Germany just before his parents emigrated to the USA, but if Trump doesn’t know the difference between being conceived and being born then we have a whole other set of questions to ask.
It’s also worth noting this is the forth time he’s made this particular false claim.
And as a mid-week bonus, here’s Trump trying to say the word “origins” and repeatedly failing.
Wow -- Trump repeatedly mangles the word "origins," on three separate occasions saying "oranges" instead. 😳 pic.twitter.com/EZggYhIAO7— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 2, 2019
Anyway, Donald Trump is president and Brexit is a shambles. Good luck everyone.