Now the Trump gang is making Republican governors angry over oil and marijuana.
State leaders howled after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a Justice Department crackdown on legalized pot, and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said oil drilling will be allowed in coastal waters.
Going against his states-right beliefs, Sessions not only took aim at recreational marijuana use in Colorado, California and other states. He targeted laws in red bastions like Georgia, where the GOP Legislature solidly supports medical use of marijuana. GOP governors and legislators vowed to battle Sessions' initiative.
THC, the main marijuana ingredient, eases nausea suffered by victims of cancer and other diseases. But Sessions, who reminds me of the old cartoon character Deputy Dawg, would bring back their agony by snatching away their most effective relief.
Oil industry robot Zinke's plan to open offshore oil drilling raised the ire of GOP governors like Florida's Rick Scott. West and East Coast governors, whether Republican or Democrat, are united in their opposition to offshore drilling. While Zinke claims oil drilling will generate billions for the U.S. economy, there's no guarantee that extensive exploration will result in oil discoveries.
Scott fears that the establishment of wells near Florida's popular beaches will hurt the state's tourism, its main source of revenue. The BP Horizon several years ago in the Gulf of Mexico near Florida made Scott turn away from the GOP's drill-drrill-drill ethos. Other GOP coastal governors feel the same.
As environmentalists emphasize, rising global temperatures require that no more petroleum is removed from the earth and released into the atmosphere. While Trump seeks to boost oil and coal, countries like China make progress developing solar and wind energy.
Trump and his incompetent administration at least has a knack for making enemies.