George Conway is throwing yet another jab at President Donald Trump, this time adding ‘windmill cancer survivor’ to his Twitter profile biography.
The new title is a reference to Trump’s speech bashing wind turbines at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner on April 2. During his speech the president alleged that the noise of wind turbines causes cancer.
‘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,’ Trump said in his speech, swinging his arms in a circle, mimicking the cranking noises of windmill blades.
‘And of course it’s like a graveyard for birds. If you love birds, you never want to walk under a windmill. It’s a sad, sad sight,’ he added.
His comments sparked backlash on Capitol Hill and with Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
Despite the president’s claims, there’s no scientific evidence that backs Trump’s claim that wind turbines are linked to cancer.
George Conway’s Twitter profile bio previously said ‘lawyer’ but he changed it to ‘Lawyer. Windmill cancer survivor’ sometime last week.
Conway’s been a very vocal critic of the president, often calling him ‘pathological’ and ‘incoherent’, raising question to Trump’s ‘condition of mind’.
The beef is particularly tense because Conway’s wife Kellyanne works closely with the president.
She previously weighed in on the feud between the two, saying her husband’s attacks against Trump are ‘unusual’, according to Fox. She’s also thanked Trump for defending her.
Conway isn’t the only one to bash Trump’s turbine comments.
Following his speech Republican Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, who is developing a wind energy tax credit in Iowa, slammed his comments as ‘idiotic’.
‘[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,’ he said.
‘It just seems like every time you turn around there’s another thing the president is saying — wind power causes cancer, I associate myself with the remarks of Chairman Grassley — it’s an ‘idiotic’ statement,’ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi echoed.