Dem lawmaker sends Trump 'memo' of things that 'do and don't cause cancer'

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuCities are the future: We need to coordinate their international diplomacy George Conway opposes #unfollowTrump movement Puerto Rico resignations spur constitutional crisis MORE (D-Calif.), a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE, on Friday shared a "memo" addressed to Trump, briefing him on things that “do and don't cause cancer.”

“Dear @POTUS: Your weird belief that windmills somehow cause cancer is concerning,” Lieu said in a tweet on Friday morning.

“Here's a memo on things that do and don't cause cancer. We've been told you prefer one-page memos with pictures,” he continued. “Hope this is helpful.” 

The tweet comes after Trump ramped up his attacks against wind power earlier this week, claiming that the noise wind turbines emit 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,” the president said while delivering remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner.

He offered no evidence to support the claim at the time.

Trump also called wind turbines a "graveyard for birds." 

“If you love birds, you never want to walk under a windmill, because it’s a sad, sad sight," he said.

The Department of Energy has noted that bird deaths from the structures are rare.