Rep. Ted Lieu just masterfully trolled Trump over his absurd “windmills cause cancer” remarks with a memo

The president became a national laughingstock earlier this week when he claimed that the noise from wind farms “cause cancer,” seamlessly uniting classic chemtrail conspiracy theories with a climate change-denying attack on green energy and his pathological hatred for wind farms for the way they ruin the view from his Scottish golf course. 

Everybody’s favorite Very Online Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) took to Twitter this morning to roast the president for his absurd statements by providing him with a handy list of things that do and don’t cause cancer, complete with pictures to help our semi-literate president understand what he meant:

The jab at Trump is particularly appropriate, considering that Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency abruptly decided to allow asbestos to be used in some building materials despite the overwhelming evidence that it is linked to over five different cancers.

The form of the memo is a reference to the fact that our tremendously brained president quickly loses interest in reports that have too many tiny words in them, preferring pictures and large text like a child to help him pay attention for a few more seconds before inevitably wandering off to watch television. 

While it’s nice to see Ted Lieu doing his best to teach the president, sadly, we can expect the ever courageous and self-reflective Donald Trump has blocked him a long time ago. Still, it’s quite amusing for the rest of us!


Colin Taylor

Managing Editor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of the Washington Press. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice, equality, and universal health care in America.