Trump’s presidential administration has become a revolving door of criminals, swamp monsters, and inept appointees who resign or are fired faster than the news can report them. Yet another top cabinet member resigned on Thursday.
Scott Pruitt’s appointment to the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was controversial from the start since he had publicly stated that he was vehemently opposed to the creation of an EPA at all. Like many of Trump’s cabinet officials, he seemed to be the worst possible choices. His resignation was considered by most to be just a matter of time and surprising since it took as long as it did to get him out.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was stunned as he listened to EPA whistleblower, Kevin Chmielewski, detail how EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is robbing the taxpayers blind. https://t.co/aG3jkUFAm1 pic.twitter.com/6fPT8hbokS
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 4, 2018
Pruitt’s questionable personal spending has also made him a target for scrutiny and outrage. Government employees in his department were paid with taxpayer dollars to scout Chik-Fil-A franchises and other businesses and jobs for Pruitt’s wife, tasked with finding his favorite expensive lotion and used mattresses from Trump’s hotels, and ordered to put Pruitt’s hotel room charges on their personal credit cards (without reimbursement).
So why do I make so many comments about reports that Scott Pruitt sent his security detail out to buy special moisturizer?
Mostly because I find it to be unusual behavior for a cabinet level official.
And also…because I have a hard time believing any lotion is that good.
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) July 4, 2018
Recently, Pruitt was approached by a concerned American citizen who asked him to resign before his scandals took him down and he could continue to implement policy changes that destroy the environment.
A woman named Kristin Mink sees Environmental polluter and corrupt goon Scott Pruitt in a restaurant, confronts him with her son and urges him to resign. Wonderful.pic.twitter.com/vZ4WcF9hqu
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 3, 2018
The current deputy administrator of the EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will take over for Pruitt. Unfortunately for him, but fortunately for the American people, considering Trump’s record of appointees and staff members who have been in and out very quickly from the current presidential administration, no one who works for Trump should feel any sense of job security.
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