Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Trump Is an Environmentalist Like Hurricane Katrina Was Urban Renewal

Photo Ryan McGuire
In 2008 when Trump was trying to build his golf course in Scotland on environmentally sensitive (and ancient) sand dunes, he met stiff resistance from the locals. They didn't want Donald Trump tromping all over their dunes with his rich loafers. How did Donald Trump respond to their opposition? He insulted the dunes as "kind of disgusting" and in need of his gold-plated improvement.

He also commissioned an environmental assessment and recommendations, but he made a point of not even reading it and bragging at a public hearing in Scotland that he didn't need to read it because he was already the greatest environmentalist in the universe, by instinct. According to coverage of the hearing in the Wall Street Journal, the laughter in the room when Trump made that assertion was so uproarious that the hearing officer had to gavel for order.

With that as background, you might be amused to hear that Donald Trump yesterday bragged to a roundtable of business leaders, “I’m a very big person when it comes to the environment. I have received awards on the environment.” He made that same brag on "Fox and Friends" in 2011 -- “I’ve received many, many environmental awards.” He repeatedly claimed this during the 2016 presidential campaign: “I’ve won many environmental awards, by the way. I’ve actually been called an environmentalist, if you can believe that.”

When you continue to repeat a claim that suspicious, you're bound eventually to attract the fact-checkers. This morning, they give him "Four Pinocchios" on the brag. The research of the fact-checkers makes for fascinating insight.

The man is perhaps incapable of telling the truth about himself, which goes along with that ego psychosis. He's so full of shit, it's coming out his nose. It's coming out of -- wherever.

Trump took executive action this morning to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Eff the effing environment, says the Great Environmentalist!

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