Video shows environmental activists defacing Trump golf course in California

Mar 16, 2017, 00:32
Video shows environmental activists defacing Trump golf course in California

The vandalization was a response by an anonymous environmental group to President Donald Trump's administration.

In a statement to The Post, the group said it carried out the act to protest President Trump's anti-environmental agenda.

The members of the environmental activists told theWashington Post that tearing up the golf course felt justified in many ways as repurposing what was once a attractive stretch of land into a playground for the privileged is an environmental crime in its own right.

Incidentally, Bloomberg reported earlier this month that the president's US -based golf courses would stand to benefit from his recent executive order to dismantle federal water regulations, once again highlighting the administration's conflicts of interests.

Trump National Golf Club opened in November 2000 on a site that had been farmland.

Several environmental agencies, including the California Department of Fish and Game, were involved in establishing guidelines for the course to protect endangered species, the website said.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is now investigating the incident. Trump's new Washington hotel was spray-painted with the words "Black Lives Matter" during an October demonstration.

The president himself has been a target of scathing humor on the late-night comedy shows, such as "Saturday Night Live", and by activists since he was a candidate.

The project was called "The Emperor Has No Balls", a play on the short story, "The Emperor Has No Clothes".

In fact, an estimate by the Washington DC-based Judicial Watch says Trump and his family have cost the American taxpayers over $97m already - that's more than the Obama and Biden families did in eight years.


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