A technology columnist at The Guardian compared President Donald Trump’s proclamations shrinking two national monuments in Utah to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Jack Schofield, whose work has also appeared in Yahoo, Reuters, Business Insider, and other outlets, joined a chorus of liberals expressing hysteria over the president’s executive order that greatly reduces the amount of federal land in Utah.
He tweeted a picture Tuesday of Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
The text over the picture of the two reads: “You don’t need to fly planes into building to destroy a country!” in all caps.
Schofield has opposed Trump since the 2016 campaign.
The president’s executive order dramatically shrinks the Bear Ears National Monument by over 80 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument close to 45 percent, opening the new land up to private development.
Both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama expanded the amount of land under federal control.
Locals say federal ownership of the 3-million-acre property hurts economic prospects, including the area’s potential for mining and oil drilling
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