The next cabinet meeting may be a little awkward

Ryan Zinke serves in Donald Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of the Interior. His daughter Jennifer Detlefsen is a navy veteran and in an Instagram post that purportedly comes from her, she had some choice words for Trump’s decision to bar transgender people from enlisting in the military.

“This man is a disgrace. I’ve tried to keep politics out of my social media feed as much as possible, but this is inexcusable. This veteran says sit down and shut the fuck up, you know-nothing, never-served piece of shit.”

She also used a hashtag, #itmfa, that is an acronym for “impeach the mother fucker already.”

So what did papa Zinke have to say in response to his daughter’s outspokenness about his boss?

Interior Press Secretary Heather Swift declined to make Zinke available for an interview or to provide an immediate statement Friday night.

“This is not a matter related to the Department of the Interior so I cannot offer you a statement,” Swift wrote in response to a reporter’s request.

She later added, “Family members are not elected officials and deserve privacy and respect.”

Ok, then.


  1. Mark Dowd says

    Is it really so hard for them to say “She’s a grown woman, and entitled to her own opinion”?

    What else could or needs to be said?

    Not that Trump will care. He’s unhinged and domineering enough to probably demand daddy give the girl a spanking. I don’t think she’s likely to just meekly take any rebuke.

  2. Holms says

    Bet that if she was praising Trump, he would be heavily in favour of her being interviewed.

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