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Trump Dines on Shark Fin Soup in Vietnam

Discussion in 'Sea Save Foundation' started by Sea Save Foundation, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Sea Save Foundation

    Sea Save Foundation Sea Save Foundation Leader

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    Although he is a picky eater, President Donald Trump ate shark fin soup in Vietnam during a dinner with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang. More than 70 million sharks are caught every year to support the shark fin trade. This practice is unsustainable and in addition to being inhumane will result in global fisheries collapse and widespread human starvation. Many U.S. states have banned the sale and possession of shark fins, and a national shark fin ban bill has been introduced into Congress.

    Read more here (story #1).

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  2. MaxBottomtime

    MaxBottomtime Divemaster

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    It's not just Republicans who do and say stupid things. Democrat Ted Lieu, a staunch opponent of Trump doesn't believe there is anything wrong with eating shark fin soup and says anyone who disagrees is a racist.
    "Lieu spoke out against a state law banning shark fin soup. He also suggested that some of the arguments against the taking of shark fins were racist. "There's nothing inherently wrong about drinking shark fin soup."
     
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  3. Kharon

    Kharon Solo Diver

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    Doesn't surprise me. They are all ... well best keep it to myself.
     
  4. diversteve

    diversteve Technical Admin

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  5. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Blue Whale

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    Do we need sharks? Yes
    Should we monitor and protect, as needed, all species? Yes
    Is this one instance of a government official attending a State dinner in a foreign country worth getting our undies in a bunch? No
     
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  6. BDSC

    BDSC Solo Diver

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    Exactly. Another example of Trump Derangement Syndrome.
     
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  7. The Chairman

    The Chairman Chairman of the Board

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    It just shows more insensitivity on his part. There is no situational awareness with him. None, nada and squat. We don't like him because of things just like this. He only cares about himself.
     
  8. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Blue Whale

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    Haven't we all had that said about us at one time or another?

    Besides, these are the things his handlers take care of, not POTUS himself.

    When you say "We" I hope that is not intended to be all inclusive. I think he is course, prideful, and lacking in social skills. None of these are why he was elected. If you want smooth and polished, you would prefer Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and a snake.
     
  9. flyboy08

    flyboy08 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Yep, he probably had to choose between pooch soup, or......? He probably had no idea.
     
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