Trump's best decision so far: Doubling down on banning elephant trophies

It’s astonishing how quickly a horrendous decision by the Department of the Interior to allow the import of elephant trophies into the U.S. got, rightly, stopped in its tracks.

But the truly surprising part is that President Trump himself stopped it. Friday evening, he tweeted that he was putting the decision on hold until he could review all the conservation facts. Then Sunday night, Trump did something even more surprising — he doubled down and tweeted that he would be “very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal.”

Wow! Humane Society of the U.S. Chief Executive Wayne Pacelle couldn’t have put it any better. And, in fact, Pacelle tweeted that he was “tremendously heartened” that Trump had recognized the horror of trophy hunting.

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