A brave federal employee’s inside story of life within the Trump administration is giving Americans a startling wake-up call.
President Donald Trump has been waging a ruthless war on the open flow of information. He is trying to crush his opposition by taking away their ability to tell truth to the public. This is a classic tactic used by authoritarian regimes.
As one example, Trump has put extremely strict limits on several departments’ use of public relations tools like press relations and social media. Trump’s goal is to cut off resisting federal employees from having an audience, so they can’t discredit all of his lies.
One staffer from inside the Environmental Protection Agency posted her report from inside the agency to Facebook recently and the post went viral in a big way. This is opening a lot of people’s eyes to the harsh realities of Trump’s America:
“So I work at the EPA and yeah it’s as bad as you are hearing: The entire agency is under lockdown, the website, facebook, twitter, you name it is static and can’t be updated. All reports, findings, permits and studies are frozen and not to be released. No presentations or meetings with outside groups are to be scheduled.
Any Press contacting us are to be directed to the Press Office which is also silenced and will give no response.
All grants and contracts are frozen from the contractors working on Superfund sites to grad school students working on their thesis.
We are still doing our work, writing reports, doing cancer modeling for pesticides hoping that this is temporary and we will be able to serve the public soon.
But many of us are worried about an ideologically-fueled purging and if you use any federal data I advise you gather what you can now.
We have been told the website is being reworked to reflect the new administration’s policy.
Feel free to copy and paste, you all pay for the government and you should know what’s going on. I am posting this as a fellow citizen and not in any sort of official capacity.”
The reason Trump is so hostile to science-related departments in particular is because he knows that scientific facts don’t support his reckless agenda. He’s endangering the environment and our natural heritage with his destructive pro-corporate policy agenda.
We should all be thankful that we have brave whistleblowers throughout the federal government who are leaking this kind of information. Americans have a right to know what is going on inside their federal government!