Subject: Re: Trump backstabs both African elephants and Australia in the same day
On Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:16:45 AM UTC-8, risky biz wrote:
> How dumb do you have to be to believe ANYTHING Trump says?
> 'The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has quietly begun allowing more trophy hunting of African
elephants, despite President Donald Trump’s pledge last year to uphold a ban on importing parts of
animals killed by big-game hunters.
> The agency issued a formal memo Thursday saying it would consider issuing permits to import
elephant trophies from African nations on a “case-by-case” basis, effective immediately. The new
guidelines, first reported by E&E News and later by The Hill, end U.S. bans on the import of such
trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.
> The decision comes nearly four months after Trump stepped in to halt his own administration’s
decision to begin allowing hunters to import elephants killed in the two African countries. The
president called such trophy hunting a “horror show.” He drew rare accolades from
environmentalists at the time, who said they were surprised that Trump would move to uphold
> “What the agency just did with this memo is completely contrary to everything Trump has been
saying,” Tanya Sanerib, a senior attorney with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in an
> 'Australian media is accusing President Donald Trump of “reneging” on a promise he reportedly
made to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last year.
> Trump “emphatically” promised Turnbull that Australian steel and aluminum would be exempt from
any steel and aluminum tariffs imposed by the U.S., the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
reported. The agreement, which was reportedly witnessed by several U.S. and Australian officials,
occurred during the G20 meeting in Germany last July.'
'Trump was reportedly not happy with Hicks after the House Intelligence Committee meeting. The New
York Post reports a source said Trump was quite angry and wanted to know “how she could be that
stupid” to admit she tells lies for the president.'