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Is everyone in Trump's family a total piece of shit? Don Jr. goes hunting for an endangered species in Mongolia? US $75000 of which is paid for by our taxes? My hard earned tax dollars are paying for this scum to hunt and kill an endangered species because he actually enjoys doing this sort of thing and apparently can't think of anything better to do? Here's a suggestion for you - instead of going out to spend your time killing these animals, how about actively working toward conservation of them? I suppose a thought like that never even crossed your mind.

I thought this kind of needless animal cruelty is what USA is supposed to stand against. Maybe he thinks he is in a Stewart Granger movie.

Apparently Daddy taught you well - say and do stupid things while giving a damn about nothing except yourself. Did killing that animal feel good, Donny? Do you have that poor animal's horns prominently displayed? Are you showing them off to all your friends - both of them? Do you see yourself as more of a man now? I hate to tell you how I see you . . .
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Trump Jr.'s Mongolian sheep hunting trip cost taxpayers about $75,000, documents show

By Kate Bennett, CNN

June 9, 2020

(CNN) - Donald Trump Jr.'s trip to Mongolia last August, where he hunted a rare breed of giant sheep, cost US taxpayers about $75,000 in Secret Service protection, according to documents obtained by a government watchdog group.

The documents requested by the nonpartisan and nonprofit group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington showed the United States Secret Service estimated Trump Jr.'s 8-day trip racked up expenses totaling $76,859.36.

An official who works for Trump Jr. told CNN the trip to Mongolia, with the exception of Secret Service, was personally paid for by Trump Jr.

The journey to East Asia by President Donald Trump's eldest son included a hunt of Argali sheep, the largest species of sheep, noted for their giant horns. Argali are considered a near-threatened species, according to the Red List of Threatened Species, in large part due to trophy hunting. Trump Jr. often shares social media posts with images from his hunting and fishing trips to locations across the globe. He has received harsh criticism from animal rights' groups and conservationists for his penchant for trophy and "big game" hunting.

Trump Jr. posted several photos of the Mongolia trip, including an Instagram of himself and one of his sons outside a traditional yurt, one of him on horseback and one taken from a vehicle trailing a large herd of sheep. In one caption, Trump called Mongolia "incredibly pristine land."

Trump Jr. reportedly met with Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga during his visit, according to the Washington Post, which occurred less than one month following a trip Battulga made to the White House to meet with the President to discuss relations with the United States.

A spokesperson for Trump Jr. did not respond to a CNN request for confirmation of a Mongolian-based meeting with Battulga.

The three eldest children of the President have come under scrutiny by watchdog groups such as CREW for the number of personal trips each has taken during their father's presidency, and the ensuing cost to taxpayers for Secret Service protection, which as children of the President of the United States, they are entitled, but not obligated, to use.

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I can hardly wait to see the next low Trump will stoop to. Can anyone think of another dictatorship regime that thought revoking human rights based on prejudice was a great idea . . . ?
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Trump administration rolls back Obama-era transgender health care protections

By Devan Cole, CNN

June 12, 2020

Washington (CNN) - The Trump administration announced Friday it is eliminating an Obama-era regulation prohibiting discrimination in health care against patients who are transgender.

The move -- coming during Pride Month, an annual celebration of the LGBTQ community that takes place throughout the month of June, and on the four-year anniversary of the deadly Pulse nightclub shooting, in which 49 people were killed at a popular LGBTQ venue in Orlando -- was swiftly denounced by LGBTQ groups, which see the action as discriminatory.

Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, known as the Health Care Rights Law, "prohibits discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in certain health programs and activities." A rule enacted in 2016 interpreted the ban on sex discrimination to include discrimination on the basis of gender identity, building on similar interpretations in other federal civil rights laws and court rulings, and termination of pregnancy.
But the US Department of Health and Human Services said in a statement Friday that it was eliminating "certain provisions of the 2016 Rule that exceeded the scope of the authority delegated by Congress in Section 1557. HHS will enforce Section 1557 by returning to the government's interpretation of sex discrimination according to the plain meaning of the word 'sex' as male or female and as determined by biology."

"The 2016 Rule declined to recognize sexual orientation as a protected category under the ACA, and HHS will leave that judgment undisturbed," HHS said.

The department had proposed a similar change to the Obama-era rule last year, saying that in light of several legal challenges to the rule, it wanted to "address the overbroad interpretations" of it and "reduce the significant confusion and unjustified burdens" it said the rule caused.

Several LGBTQ rights groups immediately condemned the change, and The Human Rights Campaign said it plans to mount a legal challenge.

"We cannot and will not allow Donald Trump to continue attacking us. Today, the Human Rights Campaign is announcing plans to sue the Trump administration for exceeding their legal authority and attempting to remove basic health care protections from vulnerable communities including LGBTQ people," Alphonso David, the group's president, said in a statement.

The American Civil Liberties Union said the move could cost lives, and the National Center for Transgender Equality called the move "heartless" and said the administration is "encouraging discrimination" with the rule change.

"This rule sends a message that medical providers can turn people away from a COVID-19 test or treatment simply because of who they are," said Rodrigo Heng-Lehtinen, the group's deputy executive director. "We should be making it easier to get health care in a time of need, not harder. This is heartless."

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden tweeted, "Donald Trump's cruelty truly knows no bounds. We have to defeat him this November."

HHS said in its release that it plans to continue "vigorously" enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in health care based on its interpretation of Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.

"HHS respects the dignity of every human being, and as we have shown in our response to the pandemic, we vigorously protect and enforce the civil rights of all to the fullest extent permitted by our laws as passed by Congress," said Roger Severino, the director of the department's Office for Civil Rights.

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I usually dislike Arnold Schwarzenegger's politics, but I do like what he did here:


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Trump is completely inept at leadership. No attempts to heal a divided nation. Whether its gaslighting his base over Juneteenth and his Tulsa rally and now this....

Facebook takes down Trump ads 'for violating our policy against organized hate'

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I certainly hope the election works out the way these reports make it seem.
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While I am much more optimistic, we all know how things worked out in 2016 despite what the polls said and I think most of us are aware that regarding election surprises, it wouldn't be the first time:


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