President Donald Trump loathes quite a long list of things, and one of those things happens to be sharks. Yes, like the sea creature.
Back in 2011, Trump spoke to InTouch Magazine and said the following about his charitable donations, and lack thereof: "I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die." Quotes like this one resurfaced after the famous adult film actress Stormy Daniels published the details of her alleged affair with him in 2011.
Once people heard about his dislike for sharks, donations began rolling in for shark-related non-profit organizations. Cynthia Wilgren of the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy said that donations have spiked since the story was published, as have several other groups.
who wants to bet tourism to Haiti will spike in 2018— Don Dada Daycare (@eddiestats) January 24, 2018
Aren’t sharks and Trump kindred spirits?— Rowie (@Rowie6717) January 24, 2018
They must keep moving, he must keep lying, to survive.
Captain Paul Watson of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society noted that while Trump might be "ignorant" when it comes to the misunderstood predator, he said that “anything that focuses attention on the plight of sharks worldwide is valuable, so I guess in that way the president did good service.”
good deeds out of spite for Trump, it's pretty cute and heart warming tbh 😇— veppi (@pssps24) January 24, 2018
H/T - The Daily Beast