Top Trump Official Makes Strong Statement Against Critics

  • 2017-11-21
  • Source: The Hill
  • by: Brett Samuels
Top Trump Official Makes Strong Statement Against Critics
Gage Skidmore [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday pushed back against a photo circulating on the internet that purported to show him with a hunted elephant amid backlash on a decision to lift a ban on importing elephant trophies.

“The only thing I’ve hunted in Africa is terrorists,” Zinke tweeted.
 
The Trump administration said last week it determined a ban on the import of trophies from elephants hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia was no longer necessary, reversing an Obama-era ban on such imports.

After the department said the ban would be lifted, a photo began circulating on social media purporting to show Zinke posing with a dead elephant. Zinke is not the man in the image, and the photo was first posted in 2016.
 Source: The Hill
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