Despite President Trump’s newly-minted iron fist on federal agencies’ social media presence, one lone twitter account is defying the President’s gag order and has continued to tweet, citing climate science research and encouraging folks to enjoy nature.

The strange censorship of government employees began just a day after Trump’s inauguration when the National Parks’ Twitter page deleted a group of retweets which featured the images many saw circulating on inauguration day, comparing the turnout of Trump’s Inauguration to that of Obama’s in 2009.

Since the tweets were deleted, the National Parks has not posted on social media on their social media account, but its smaller branches are not so loyal to the president’s ban.

Despite this ban, Badlands National Park has continued to use its social account, defying the order from the POTUS. The action by the individual park’s account has drawn attention, with many vocalizing their support.


The tweets appear to be directly cited from the National Wildlife Federation’s website in a section called, “Fast Facts about Climate Change.” Considering that the Trump administration is eager to erase all signs of climate research and intelligent discussion, this action by whomever is behind the Badlands Twitter account is not just bold – it’s necessary.

Many are applauding the account’s tenacity, encouraging whomever is behind the defiance to continue ignoring Trump’s gag rule. Some are even speculating that the individual behind the posts will be fired – and have offered to pass the individuals’ resume around at that point.

Normally, a federal employee ignoring the direction of the POTUS and his superiors in his department would be deplorable, but with Deplorable Don at the helm, this is instead an act of true resistance.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at