Donald Trump promises to bring back Whaling and make “New Bedford Great Again!”
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump is making waves with a promise to “Make New Bedford great again!” by bringing back whaling to the city. This is the second time New Bedford has been in the news regarding whaling in recent years. In 2012, celebrity Kim Kardashian visited New Bedford and was upset that whaling no longer existed in the Whaling City.
New Bedford was the “city that lit the world” using oil generated from the whaling industry and considered one of the wealthiest cities in America at the height of whaling in the middle of the 19th century. The city invested in textiles after the whaling industry collapsed, but most of the factories sat empty. New Bedford now has twice the unemployment rate as the rest of the state.
“New Bedford is the most dangerous city in Massachusetts and their textile mills are filled with hippy artists,” said Trump. “What’s the unemployment there? Like 95%? When I’m President we’ll bring back whaling and make New Bedford great again.”
Trump got his inspiration after visiting Norway.
“I just visited socialist Norway where whaling is legal,” Trump continued. “Bernie Sanders is trying to make America like socialist Norway, so that should include Whaling. I bagged me a Minke whale bull before I left Norway. Beautiful country and beautiful whale. I’ll be going back soon.”