Breaking: Trump Is Furious After Ellen DeGeneres Blasts Him With Major Announcement


Ellen DeGeneres is a renowned animal lover. And like most Americans, she was shocked and appalled at President Trump’s decision to lift the Obama-era ban on bringing trophies of elephants killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the US.

She told her audience on Thursday,

So basically, by lifting this ban, he’s encouraging Americans to kill elephants. I love elephants, and if you take the time to learn about elephants, you would love elephants too….They are excellent at learning abilities—all the things I have yet to see in this president.

So Ellen has pledged to donate $1 to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust every time people retweet a clip of her talking about President Trump’s decision to reverse the ban:

Ellen’s followers on Twitter applauded the move:

In addition to the reversal on elephant trophies, the Trump administration recently rolled back protections for African lions as well, releasing new guidelines that allow hunters to bring trophies from animals killed in parts of Africa into the US, according to updated rules released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Wildlife officials began issuing permits for lion trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia sometime last month, ABC News reported on Thursday, pointing to a new page on the FWS website that details the regulations and calls hunting a “conservation tool.” Trophies from wild and wild-managed lions from South Africa are also acceptable under the import rules, and hunts from Mozambique, Namibia and Tanzania are under review.

Ellen DeGeneres

Wayne Pacelle, president of the Humane Society of the United States, said the change cast the federal government as “a promoter of trophy hunting”:

The Interior Department and the government of Zimbabwe (whoever is in charge) are rolling out the red carpet for the next Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who lured a famous and beloved lion, Cecil, out of a national park and shot and wounded him with an arrow. The outrage factor is almost beyond compare for us at The HSUS.

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Jason Brown is a political writer, and a political science graduate from Lehigh University.