President Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: POTUS
Poet Tiffany Midge, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, has the scoop on the next executive order from President Donald Trump. Could this one boost tribal smokeshops?
President Trump signed an executive order that requires all U.S. citizens, even minors and children, must take up cigarettes or “use” tobacco products by end of 2017. If citizens do not comply they risk jailtime or pay severe penalties up to $250,000. Little is known of how this executive order will be monitored, but there is speculation that some kind of incentive program will be put in place. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos has plans underway to take covert, on-the-sly smoking out of school bathrooms and out in the open—just as soon as the Department of Education figures out this whole gender specific restroom thing. A Whitehouse spokesperson said, “tobacco is good for the American economy. The tobacco industry creates jobs. It’s un-American not to use tobacco. Those so-called reports that smoking is bad for your health is simply a matter of fake news.”Read More on the Story:
Tiffany Midge: President Trump Executive Order: All Americans Must Take Up Cigarettes by End of Year (Indian Country Today 3/1)