Published: Wed, July 10, 2019
Sci-tech | By Patricia Wade

Facebook not invited to White House’s social media summit

Facebook not invited to White House’s social media summit

President Donald Trump came to the defense of Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus after people said they would boycott the store because Marcus supports Trump.

"It's absurd for President Trump to claim any environmental credentials when his administration continues to drive a destructive pro-polluter agenda at the expense of the American people", said Jill Tauber, vice president of litigation, climate and energy at Earthjustice, which has filed 120 lawsuits against the administration. One invitee, Florida bait and tackle shop owner Bruce Hrobak, praised what he considered the administration's efforts against water-fouling algae before pumping his fist in the air and declaring: "Trump 2020".

"His environmental record is clear - and very bad", said former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg in a statement.

In June, Marcus told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he didn't fully agree with Trump but that the president has "produced more than anybody else" and that the country has been "better off today than we were eight years or six years ago".

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A Montana-based cartoonist whose work features antisemitic and racist tropes has been disinvited from the "social media summit" being held at the White House on Thursday.

A boycott is mounting against another major retail chain after one of its founders has thrown his support behind President Trump's re-election campaign. "The Trump administration's record on the environment is beyond dismal and voters know it. And I always say I want crystal clean water and air", Trump said last month in Ireland, adding, "We're setting records, environmentally".

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt were among the Cabinet members in attendance.

Mary Neumayr, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality at the White House, defends what she calls a "practical, balanced approach" on environmental issues by Trump, that allows for supporting business growth nationwide. "The progress we have made cleaning the air, protecting health, and cutting carbon emissions has happened in spite of him, not because of him". "President Trump has repeatedly and often gleefully taken to Twitter or appeared at rallies, railing against big things like the Paris climate agreement and little ones like energy-efficient light bulbs". However, the EPI states the U.S. ranks 10th for air quality and 29th for water and sanitation quality.

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