Aerial footage from @NBCLA's NewsChopper 4 shows officers investigating a large box wrapped in wrapping paper; it's not clear what is inside the box addressed to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. https://t.co/w0QsUKuIHI pic.twitter.com/2j0VmdtHFG— Whitney Ashton (@whit_ashton) December 24, 2017
In the spirit of Christmas, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin just short changed the entire American middle class while making the richest of the rich even richer through the recently-passed GOP tax bill was passed— which he helped write and push.
However, it seems the American middle class does not appreciate this particular Christmas gift. The treasury secretary and his model wife were in for a surprise when someone left an early Christmas present — the kind they deserve — right on the doorsteps of their high-end Bel-Air home.
The gift drew suspicion from the Los Angeles Police Department who contacted the bomb squad. Footage from a helicopter showed the police carefully opening the present, only to find it filled with horse dung. The carefully packaged gift also carried a Christmas card from “the American people.”
Investigators deemed the package non-threatening but Secret Service has now been called in to investigate the incident.
However, they did not have long to wonder who sent the present — because he soon revealed himself.
Robert Strong, who works as a psychologist for the LA Department of Mental Health and was an organizer for Occupy L.A., sent the pile of dung to the Mnuchins in the name of the American people. Strong “borrowed” some poop from a friend who owns horses, placed the stinky compost in a box, gift-wrapped it and delivered it with a card that said, “Dear Misters Trump and Mnuchin, we are returning your Christmas gift of the Republican tax plan because it's complete horse s**t. Sincerely, the American people.”
Everyone should claim it!— Dr. Robert (@RobertStrong13) December 24, 2017
The shit was from me!#nomorehorseshit
All in a days work. If the GOP can fleece the American people in such a brazen fashion, we must call it out in such a brazen fashion. Like Hunter S. Thompson once said, "when the going gets weird, the weird turns pro."#handdeliveredhorseshit#ghostofchristmaspresent pic.twitter.com/HPnj4iQsQC— Dr. Robert (@RobertStrong13) December 24, 2017
Here's the card that went with the box of horse manure I got Steve Mnuchin for Christmas. Because if money is free speech so is horse shit.#thenewtaxbillishorseshit#SteveMnuchin #mammon#Scrooge#ghostofchristmaspresent#shit pic.twitter.com/XkeOMlN50H— Dr. Robert (@RobertStrong13) December 24, 2017
Strong admitted that he knew his actions would prompt him to get fired or arrested by the police but that could not stop him from taking a stand against the horrible tax plan.
Strong also said he believes the Trump administration’s economic policies were resulting in the “intense increase in homelessness.”
“In the long run, if we don't do stuff like this, what are we going to have left?” he asked.
“What I did, I would like to compare to what Jesus did when he went into the temple and overturned the tables of the moneychangers, who were exploiting the people financially in the name of religion. I feel like that's what the GOP has done to the American people,” he told a radio station.
Whatever may happen next to Strong, he is the hero we all needed this Christmas.
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