‘BE CAUTIOUS’: Democrats Respond To Trump Using ALL CAPS Message

President Trump recently sent an emboldened, scathing, red-hot tweet in response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani telling him to “BE CAUTIOUS” and threatened that his country would “SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE.”

The cautionary remarks were parodied by Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources who warned Trump to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN OUR PUBLIC LANDS OR WATERS AGAIN…”

The tweet read:

To President Trump: NEVER, EVER THREATEN OUR PUBLIC LANDS OR WATERS AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER POLITICAL CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR PILLAGING OF PUBLIC TREASURES. BE CAUTIOUS.

House Democrats sent the tweet after internal documents from the Trump administration rejected the value of national monuments, the Daily Caller reports:

Democrats were likely angered by a Washington Post report claiming Trump administration officials “dismissed evidence that [national monuments] boosted tourism and spurred archaeological discoveries.”

Washington Post obtained documents showing Interior Department officials “rejected material that would justify keeping protections in place and sought out evidence that could buttress the case for unraveling” federal land restrictions.

Trump signed orders last year shrinking the size of two Utah national monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, that were opposed by state Republicans and many local landowners and officials who said local economies were being decimated through land-use restrictions.

Environmentalists and Democrats railed against the decision, but Trump said shrinking national monuments were necessary to undoing abuses of past presidents under the Antiquities Act.

As the Hill reports, Trump administration officials allow shrinking the land usage of some monuments to increase logging, ranching and energy development in the unlocked lands.

From the report:

In one instance, Zinke reportedly proposed removing some of the forested areas within Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in an effort to “allow sustained-yield timber production.”

Trump has reduced the size of two monuments in Utah, sparking backlash from green groups.

The Post notes that information about these moves came because the Interior’s FOIA office sent out a batch of documents to journalists and advocacy groups earlier this month. It later removed those documents online.

“[The] botched document dump reveals what we’ve suspected all along: Secretary Zinke ignored clear warnings from his own staff that shrinking national monuments would put sacred archaeological and cultural sites at risk,” Aaron Weiss, a spokesman for the advocacy group Center for Western Priorities, said in an email to the Post.

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