jessica tholmer
December 26, 2017 11:48 am
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‘Tis the season for gift giving, but not all presents were created alike, as proven by Robby Strong, the man who sent manure to Trump’s Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin. Strong sent the bag of poop on Saturday as a form of protest. He claimed it was a gift from “the American people” in response to the GOP tax bill. The situation created a bit of a ruckus and left law enforcement officials perplexed, first investigating the package on Mnuchin’s porch as a potential bomb threat.

The prank was well documented on Facebook; Strong even called for help if anyone was interested. Though his protest is admittedly a little strange, the concept of Strong’s gift delivery is easy to understand. In an interview with AL.com, he claimed that he is raising awareness for the American worker, a group of people that the Republicans seem to not care for. On a local radio show on KPCC, Strong discussed his process, reasoning, and lack of regret over the attention-grabbing act.

The recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was really what set Strong off, as the tax cuts will affect millions of Americans — but the wealthy will be much less affected.

Strong even referenced the tax cuts in his holiday gift delivery.

An attached card read, “We’re returning the ‘gift’ of the Christmas tax bill. It’s bullshit.”

Strong is currently being interviewed by the Secret Service about his role in the prank, and he isn’t backing down from his actions though the prank could have serious consequences.

Just remember, kids, be careful who you send manure to.

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