THE HILL – MIRANDA GREEN
The Trump administration’s decision to reverse course on an Obama-era ban on African elephant trophy imports is facing pushback from some allies of President Trump.
While hunting advocacy groups and members of Congress who back them are cheering the decision from the Department of Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to allow imports on a case-by-case basis, others are knocking the move.
Two conservative media hosts who pushed Trump in November to put a pause on a decision to overturn an established trophy import ban are among those urging him to hold up the Obama-era order.
Conservative radio host Michael Savage has also spoken out against the FWS policy this week, writing in a blog post Wednesday that he “felt betrayed” by the administration’s secret decision after having previously spoken in person with Trump on the issue.
“I had spent a dinner talking to the President about environmental issues, and especially this, and this is what happened anyway,” Savage wrote.