Trump Regime

I Agree With Scott Pruitt

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Or at least I did at one point in one specific instance.

Before he became the industry lobbyist who oversees the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), administrator Scott Pruitt was the attorney general of Oklahoma and he did not approve of Donald Trump.

The radio interview with ”The Pat Campbell Show” in Tulsa took place on Feb. 4, 2016, at a time when Pruitt — then Oklahoma’s attorney general — was serving as a policy adviser to GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Asked whether he supported Trump as a presidential candidate, Pruitt replied, “No.”

I believe that Donald Trump in the White House would be more abusive to the Constitution than Barack Obama — and that’s saying a lot,” he said. He later added, “I really believe he would use a blunt instrument. This president at least tries to nuance his unlawfulness.”

As it turns out, Pruitt was absolutely right about Trump.

Pruitt was asked about his comments during a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing this morning. Pruitt said he doesn't feel that way today "at all."

Of course not.

  • muselet

    What a difference two years makes.

    I imagine Scott Pruitt changed his opinion of Donald Trump when he was given the opportunity to run roughshod over four decades of environmental law. Pruitt gets the fun of destruction now, plus he knows there’s a lucrative payday waiting from extraction industries when he leaves the smoldering ruins of the EPA.

    Besides, R disputes with Trump are all about style, not substance.

    –alopecia

    • mnpollio

      “Besides, R disputes with Trump are all about style, not substance.”

      Absolutely hit the nail on the head with this.

      It reminds me a bit of the evolving GOP view on Sarah Palin. Palin ultimately got to be so toxic that even her most ardent GOP defenders distanced themselves and started dismissing her views as dumb. Except, show me where her views differ from a Paul Ryan or a Mitch McConnell. On what major issues does Palin differ from Ryan, McConnell or the Rethuglicans and conservaturds as a whole? It basically comes down to delivery and not substance. They are all on the same page, it is just the details of the delivery that slightly differ.

  • Badgerite

    According to reports, trump is telling advisers he wants Jeff Sessions to “prosecute” Mueller and his team.
    He wants to go the FULL PUTIN. The POS.

    • Draxiar

      Naturally trump doesn’t see the blinding obviousness that only someone as guilty as he is would go to such lengths to stop the investigation. If he’s innocent of any wrongdoing then the investigation will show as much and he’s off the hook. Truly, I don’t find trump’s obstruction anywhere close to as infuriating as Congressional Republicans protection of it.

      • Badgerite

        Me too. trump is simply pathological. The GOP is greedy, power hungry and calculating. I actually find them more despicable then I find him.

  • Is there anyone in the modern GOP who doesn’t talk out of both sides of their mouth?

    • gescove

      Only the ones too busy talking out of their asses.

      • Ba dum tssss!

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