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PHOTO: Uralasbest Asbestos Packages Stamped With Donald Trump’s Face

And a shout out to Pruitt too.
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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 25: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office of the White House on June 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

There are few things President Donald Trump isn’t willing to emblazon with his name, but even he hasn’t endorsed this one.

Uralasbest, a Russian asbestos mining firm, recently touted on Facebook that it has begun stamping shipments with President Trump’s face and a message: “Approved by Donald Trump, 45th President of the United States.”


Дональд на нашей стороне!Комбинат «Ураласбест» выпустил необычную партию хризотила: на упаковке паллетов с минералом…

Posted by ОАО "Ураласбест" on Sunday, June 24, 2018

The remarkable English translation:

Donald is on our side!

The Factory ” Uralasbest ” released an unusual batch of chrysotile: on the package of palletov with the mineral, the stamp ” approved by Donald Trump, the 45th President of the united states “. in such an unusual way, the workers of the asbestoobogatitelʹnoj factory of the factory thanked us President Donald .
He supported the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt, who stated that his office would no longer deal with the negative effects potentially derived from products containing asbestos. Donald Trump supported a specialist and called asbestos “100 percent safe after application”.
” we have come out with the initiative – to support our hrizotilovuû industry in this way and to remind that our ” Mountain Len ” is an important mineral for the world. Management Approved!”,-told at the factory.

It’s no wonder the asbestos company is showing gratitude toward the American president. The Trump administration recently moved to dismantle the current ban on new asbestos products and the EPA has agreed to consider new uses for the substance, much to the chagrin of environmental activists. Uralasbest mentions the relaxation of these restrictions in its post.

Asbestos was once a commonly used material in the construction industry, however evidence has consistently shown that fibers from damaged asbestos products can lead to a variety of cancers and other conditions like mesothelioma and pleuritis. Around 15,000 Americans die a year from asbestos exposure or conditions stemming from it.

Despite a wealth of scientific evidence confirming the health risks of asbestos fibers, there are those that defend the material. Donald Trump has been one of them, having written in 1997 that opposition to asbestos was engineered by the mob. He also tweeted this little number in 2012:

It’s easy to see why Uralasbest believes the president is on their side. Even Americans on Twitter seemed to agree that Trump asbestos was somewhat appropriate.

The Trump administration’s willingness to consider asbestos products is a step away from past administrations.

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