George Conway, the conservative attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, just updated his Twitter description to take another jab at another of Donald Trump’s outlandish assertions.
Until recently, the frequent Trump critic described himself as a “lawyer” on Twitter. But after Trump’s ongoing false claims about wind-based renewable energy, Conway modified his description to “windmill cancer survivor.”
Well played @gtconway3d
George Conway updates Twitter bio to say 'windmill cancer survivor'
— wcoder (@wcoder) April 12, 2019
On April 2, Donald Trump continued to criticize wind power while speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee fundraiser.
Trump told fellow Republicans:
“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.”
Which is a blatant lie.
Politifact conveniently pointed out that a 2014 review of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine of scientific studies concluded that “epidemiological studies have shown associations between living near wind turbines and annoyance.”
And that “annoyance seems more strongly related to individual characteristics than noise from turbines.” So while wind turbine sounds are annoying, its sonic assualt on your eardrums won’t kill you.
Soon, the hashtag: #WindmillsCauseCancer began circulating on Twitter.
I KNOW I'm rite! Windmills CAUSE Cancer!! I'm SMART! MY uncle went to MIT! ANYTHING that makes wind causes cancer! Windmills! Ceiling Fans! Helicopters! Thats why I wear MY Aluminum HAT when I'm in MY Helicopter! You CAN'T get cancer when you wear aluminum!! #WindmillsCauseCancer
— Donald J. Trump ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@realDonaldTrFan) April 4, 2019
— Acting Jared in Chief (@PrezKushner) April 6, 2019
— Megan Banet (@MeganBanet) April 5, 2019
Trump has long slammed wind turbines as an energy source, arguing over its unreliability because sometimes the wind doesn’t blow.
The president still believes that wind power is not a viable energy source because "it only blows sometimes" pic.twitter.com/UgTzygyN35
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) March 28, 2019
“If it doesn’t blow, you can forget about television for that night,” he said at a rally in Michigan.
“Darling, I want to watch television.’ ‘I’m sorry! The wind isn’t blowing.’ I know a lot about wind.”
I'm glad he told us that the wind only blows sometimes. Certainly no one has taken that into account. We need more novel thinkers like Trump. "Build a big wall." "Wind only blows sometimes." "Stealth planes… you can't see 'em!"
— Tom Haflinger (@TomHaflinger) March 28, 2019
The debate on wind power energy affecting health prompted the Australian parliament to form a Select Committee on Wind Turbines. They were sympathetic to reports of discomfort and ailments, including, “tinnitus, raised blood pressure, heart palpitations, tachycardia, stress, anxiety, vertigo, dizziness.”
However, no one complained of cancer. There is also no evidence of the sound from wind turbines causing cancer.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who helped push the wind energy tax credit, called Trump’s comments of wind turbines causing cancer, “idiotic” in 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.”
Other windmill cancer survivors came forward and praised Conway’s comedic chops.
I, too, George are a windmill survivor. I'm surrounded by them and yet I thrive!!
— Joyce MacKenzie Oler (@joyce_oler) April 12, 2019
The man’s tweets are helping many folks (myself included) from needing anti-depressants. Keep up the good work George!
— Judd L Dvorak (@JuddLDvorak) April 12, 2019
— Susan Solomon (@sgsolomon) April 12, 2019
Lawyer. Windmill cancer survivor. Whenever #Trump gets me angry…..I screenshot #Conway and his title as #WindmillCancer Survivor it makes me laugh every time! Probably because I am a #survivor2019 and a #Resist type of person! Too funny GC!
— Connie CC (@ConnieTruthful) April 13, 2019
Windmill cancer survivor .. savage ????
— sylvialpittman (@sylvialpittman) April 13, 2019
Kellyanne Conway, who was formerly an aspiring comedian, is dodging rotten tomatoes for her role in the Oval Office. Meanwhile, her husband seems to be the one getting all the laughs.