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

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuTammy Duckworth calls on acting Navy secretary to resign House Armed Services chairman calls for removal of Navy chief Overnight Defense: Trump 'may look into' dismissal of Navy captain | Acting Navy chief stands by speech calling ousted captain 'stupid' | Dems call for chief's firing | Hospital ship to take coronavirus patients MORE (D-Calif.), a frequent critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos 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.

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“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.