Trump Called Elephant Trophy Hunting A ‘Horror Show’ — But Now He’s Lifting The Ban Anyway!

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He was already ranked as the worst U.S. president ever in a Presidents’ Day survey, but Donald Trump won’t be happy until he’s batting a thousand.

You may recall last year Trump’s Secretary of State, Ryan Zinke, was planning on reversing the Obama administration ban on bringing big game trophies back from Africa into the United States.

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And yes, by “trophies” of elephants, lions, and bonteboks, we mean severed heads, tusks, and tails — like the one Donald Trump Jr. is holding (above).

But the POTUS actually changed his mind on that after public outcry, calling the practice a “horror show” on Twitter at the time, saying:

That was less than four months ago.

But even more recently Trump was patting himself on the back for the decision. As he told Piers Morgan in that infamous interview in January:

“I changed it. I didn’t want elephants killed and stuffed and have the tusks brought back into this… That was done by a very high level government person. As soon as I heard about it, I turned it around that same day.”

But last week, in a formal memo quietly disclosed to the public on Friday (when they dump info they don’t want anyone to see), the administration decided to lift the ban after all and decide each trophy on a case-by-case basis.

So either the POTUS has no control over his government or he’s suddenly OK with the horror.

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And hey — if, like yesterday’s Donald Trump you think the conservationism argument is bullshit and this is all for the benefit of rich assholes who like to murder animals — you’re right!

Don Jr., who along with his brother Eric loves to kill animals, was the one who told his dad to appoint Zinke in the first place *because* of the hunting, as was reported just after the election.

This isn’t about conservation. It’s about this:

[Image via Ron Sachs/CNP/Matthias Toedt/dpa Zentralbild/ZB/Media Punch.]

Mar 7, 2018 3:40pm PDT

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