With Pruitt, Trump Proves that Criminals Stick Together


“Scott Pruitt is doing a phenomenal job, and the President is happy with him,” Short said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Marc Short is Trump’s legislative affairs adviser, and proves himself to be another failure in the Trump administration. Once again, under any other president, EPA director Scott Pruitt would have been fired long ago. He has cost taxpayers tens-of-thousands of dollars, and has colluded with lobbyists for his personal benefit. He is a criminal and a disgrace.

Short was asked how many more violations Pruitt would have to commit before Trump fired him.

“That’s a hypothetical,” Short said. “I don’t know. Right now, Scott Pruitt is doing a great job at EPA, and we’re excited to have him there.”

That “good job” Short is referring to is the planned destruction of the EPA. Pruitt is destroying the progress made by the Obama administration in favor of the most egregious polluters in our nation, big business.

One of Pruitt’s most deplorable first class trips was to Morocco, at a cost of more than $40,000. The purpose was not related to the EPA. He was selling liquefied natural gas. Coincidentally, he was staying at the Washington condo of the wife of the lobbyist for this industry for just $50 per night.

Trump is a well-known, un-prosecuted criminal, both in his business life and as a public “servant.” Criminals stick together; this is why Trump is supporting Pruitt. Remember Tom Price? His offenses were far less severe, and he was fired by your illegitimate president. Hypocrisy.

Why would Trump protect Pruitt? The truth is that his destructive policies as the head of the EPA are increasing the profits of the wealthy, while reducing the quality of our water, air, and land. Trump and his administration have been in office for only 15 months and three days, and have already proven that they are the most corrupt group of women and men who have ever defiled the West Wing. Shame on any American who voted for this vile man.

Op-ed by James Turnage


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