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Trump Jumps The Shark – Claims “Environmental Leadership”

But Trump Has a Friend In “Partner” NJ Audubon

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The media and the Internets are going wild right now, after in a speech earlier today, President Trump claimed “environmental leadership” (for real – no joke – you can even watch it on C-SPAN).

The NY Times reports:

for nearly an hour in the East Room on Monday afternoon, Mr. Trump sought to recast his administration’s record by describing what he called “America’s environmental leadership” under his command.

Other outlets are more honest and blunt:

The Biggest Lie in Trump’s Environmental Speech Today – And there were many to choose from

There were so many lies strung together in President Trump’s environmental speech from the White House on Monday, it’s a challenge to fact-check.

“I’m glad you finally let people know what we’re doing,” Trump said, taking the podium from his Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, who was one of the string of speakers appearing Monday in an event billed as touting America’s environmental leadership. “We’re working hard, maybe harder than all previous administrations, maybe almost all of them.”

The audience laughed in response, as if in on the joke. (Since I was denied press credentials, I did not attend the East Room event and watched it on C-SPAN.)

So, we thought the time was right to remind folks that Trump has a “partner” and friend in NJ Audubon, who provide him with all the green cover money can buy.

Here’s NJ Audubon President and CEO Eric Stiles praising Trump: (A quote from NJ Audubon’s website)

“Trump National is demonstrating an outstanding commitment to sustaining native wildlife populations.” said Eric Stiles, President for New Jersey Audubon. “They are solidifying a symbiotic relationship with the surrounding community to foster environmental awareness and a conservation ethic while enhancing wildlife and natural systems in New Jersey.

Trump reciprocated the praise: (again from NJA website)

I take great pride that the … NJ Audubon recognizes and validates the environmental contribution we have made with the original design of our two world class golf courses in Bedminster. They currently provide for over 200 acres of habitat for indigenous and migratory grassland birds. With this partnership we look forward to their professional guidance in further improving and expanding the habitat at this wonderful property.” said course owner Donald J Trump.

After our criticism, NJ Audubon scrubbed the website of that Trump Partnership document, – which you can still find discussed in the NJA 2017 and 2016 annual reports – so I’m glad I took a screen shot of their “10 year agreement”

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We think NJ Audubon has duped a lot of people who are unaware of this corruption.

Worse, in light of events since that original “partnership” was struck, why hasn’t NJ Audubon terminated, repudiated, and apologized for it?

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