Typically those within a President’s cabinet, as well as their family members, won’t speak out against the President due to their respect for that individual. This seems to be even more the case with President Trump, who values loyalty as much as anything. That’s why the recent social media remarks by the daughter of the man Trump appointed as the Interior Secretary of the United States are so shocking.
The Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke’s daughter, Jennifer Detlefsen, had some choice comments for the President on social media, following his announcement on Instagram that transgender soldiers would be banned from the military. Detlefsen replied to the announcement as follows:
“This man is a disgrace. I’ve tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable. This veteran says sit down and shut the fuck up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of shit.” She also used a hashtag, #itmfa, that is an acronym for “impeach the motherf*cker already.”
The comments, which were made late last month, only recently were discovered and have now been circulating among national advocates for LGBTQ rights.
Detlefsen served in the US Navy as both a Deep Sea Diving Medical Technician as well as a High Risk Instructor of an explosive ordinance disposal training unit. She is currently a glass artist in Virginia who claims to be ‘bound by themes of masculine/feminine dichotomy, double standards, motherhood, and literature’s impact on gender roles.’
The Interior Department Press Secretary, Heather Swift, refused to give any meaningful statement regarding Detlefsen’s posts about the President, saying only that “This is not a matter related to the Department of the Interior so I cannot offer you a statement.”
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