Several shark advocacy groups are seeing a spike in donations in the name of U.S. President Donald Trump.

The donations came in the wake of revelations by porn actress Stormy Daniels who told In Touch Weekly:

“He is obsessed with sharks. Terrified of sharks. He was like, ‘I donate to all these charities and I would never donate to any charity that helps sharks. I hope all the sharks die.’ He was like riveted. He was like obsessed. It’s so strange, I know.”

Following the publication of those remarks, Marketwatch.com reports that organizations like the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy and Sea Shepherd Conservation Society have seen an uptick in donations.

Sea Shepherd founder Paul Watson said:

“Anything that focuses attention on the plight of sharks worldwide is valuable, so I guess in that way the president did good service.”

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John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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