Donald Trump Jr., the son of American tycoon Donald Trump, posted a message on his Twitter account regarding the move to dismantle a US Navy ship that remains stuck on World Heritage Site – the Philippines’ Tubbataha Reef.
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— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 30, 2013
“Yes, a $277-million boat is more important than a 200×50 section of reef that has already been run over,” Trump said on his Twitter account on early Thursday morning.
He also explained that the cost of the ship may be lesser than cleanup expenses as well as US’ payment to the Philippine government for damages.
“Please, cleanup costs? The ship is (stranded on a) 200 by 50 at most on the edge of the reef. It hit and stopped. Give me a break … That is not worth 277 million by any standard,” the businessman added.
Trump’s tweet caused an uproar among Filipino netizens, hundreds are mentioning his name on Twitter.
.@donaldjtrumpjr how SAD that you think you can belittle our national treasure. money may come easy for you, but seems you don’t know VALUE.
— bianca gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) January 31, 2013
Can someone bring Donald Trump Jr. back to school again? He might have forgotten already the value of marine life to human survival. Boo!
— Pip™ (@SenyoritoPEPE) January 31, 2013
Overheard. Tell @donaldjtrumpjr that no matter how rich his family is he cannot buy Tubbataha!!! Not even an inch.
— Karen Davila (@Karen_DaviLa) January 31, 2013
like father like son. “@donaldjtrumpjr: yes a 277mil boat is more important than a 200×50 section of reef that has already been run over.”
— Cecilia Orena-Drilon (@cesdrilon) January 31, 2013
Why not dump your Trump Tower Manilain the garbage? @donaldjtrumpjr
— Patty Betita (@pattybetita) January 31, 2013