President Donald Trump signed an executive order reversing President Obama’s “permanent” ban on Arctic drilling Friday.
POTUS thanked Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for their hard work in “opening up” the Arctic before taking a tongue-in-cheek shot at the media.
“I’m very proud of the people standing behind me,” the president continued. “I’m far less proud of the people standing in front of me,”
“The media!” he added while pointing out the in-town press pool and drawing laughs from the room.
“I have to tell you, this is a very important day, and I want to congratulate Wilbur, and Ryan and all the people who worked so hard to get this together so quickly,” Trump stated. “It’s going to lead to a lot of great wealth for our country and a lot of great jobs.”
“God bless America.”