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January 20, 2017 by Natasha Geiling
On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Minutes later, the White House website switched hands — and previous pages detailing President Obama’s climate change plans went dark.
The new website features, instead, a page dedicated to “An American First Energy Plan,” which details the new administration’s stance towards energy and (a lack of) climate policy. The plan tracks almost exactly with promises made by Trump during the campaign — to unleash more fossil fuel extraction, especially on federal lands, cancel Obama-era climate policies like the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the United States rule, and invest in “clean coal” technology.
Trump Just Shut Down Obama’s Post-Presidency Hustle – Barry Is Furious!
January 19, 2017
We’ve all heard that Obama and his family are planning on staying in Washington DC after their illegal stint as First Family is over so they can continue meddling in governmental affairs. Donald Trump changed all that.
In a move that reportedly sent Obama storming away from the Oval Office where he was on the phone with the President-Elect, Trump informed him that he was taking steps to remove Obama’s influence from post-Obama government.
A Trump aide in the room who asked to remain anonymous, said that Obama began screaming when Trump told him, “I’m sorry, but I made a promise and I intend to keep it.” The promise was to keep people from former administrations from lobbying or interfering with government for a period of five years after their term is up. Obama apparently flipped out when Trump told him:
“That will include you, Mr. President. I will be adding POTUS, V-POTUS and the entire First Family to the language. You’re welcome to stay in DC, but if you try to impede the work the American people elected me to do you’ll go to jail.”
Shortly after the phone call the Obamas announced they would be buying a house in California. Buh-bye, Barry. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.