Sanders rips 'profound scientist' Trump for claiming wind turbine 'noise causes cancer'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' Buttigieg on Biden's Iraq War vote: 'that vote was a mistake' The generational divide of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party MORE (I-Vt.) on Saturday slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE for once saying that the noise from wind turbines causes cancer, describing Trump as a "profound scientist" for making that claim.  

"As I’m sure you’re all aware, Trump and I have a few differences of opinion," Sanders, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, said while campaigning in Ames, Iowa, according to KCCI 8, a local CBS affiliate. "But maybe the most profound difference is that Trump is maintaining the myth that climate change is a hoax."

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Sanders added that Trump is "working overtime to make sure that we have more carbon emissions," before noting that the president made a "profound remark" in regards to wind turbines causing cancer. 

"And he’s a profound scientist, someone who’s researched the issue for years and uniquely came up with that conclusion," Sanders said. 

Trump in early April floated the claim that the noise wind turbines emit causes cancer while speaking at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner. 

“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.

There is no evidence to back Trump's claim that noise from wind turbines may cause cancer. 

Both of Iowa's GOP senators criticized Trump's statement, with Sen. Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest GrassleyOvernight Defense: Pompeo blames Iran for oil tanker attacks | House panel approves 3B defense bill | Trump shares designs for red, white and blue Air Force One On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill On The Money: Pelosi says no debt ceiling hike until deal on spending caps | McConnell pressures White House to strike budget deal | Warren bill would wipe out billions in student debt | Senate passes IRS reform bill MORE (R-Iowa) saying that the president's comments on wind power were "idiotic."

"I have church bells that ring across from my office here in D.C.  I know that noise doesn't give me cancer, otherwise I'm sure I'd have church bell cancer," Sen. Joni ErnstJoni Kay ErnstTrump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt' Trump puts GOP in tough spot with remarks on foreign 'dirt' The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle MORE (R-Iowa) said, according to a Des Moines, Iowa NBC affiliate

 
Trump has repeatedly voiced critical comments about wind power. He said at a rally in Michigan earlier this year that the power source was unreliable because the wind doesn't always blow. 

"If it doesn't blow, you can forget about television for that night," Trump said.