The following is an excerpt from ROCHELLE GARNER, IAN SHERR | July 5, 2018 | cnet.com |
President Donald Trump's tweet on Thursday that EPA chief Scott Pruitt resigned may have prompted some to celebrate. Pruitt was previously attorney general of Oklahoma, where he was close to the state's oil industry and waged a campaign against the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to slow climate change.
Pruitt quit the EPA after months of ethics-related scandals related to his behavior and spending practices, CBS News reports. That includes a decision to install a $43,000 private phone booth in his office as well as revelations that he asked aides to help his wife find a job with a six-figure salary.
The news drew out Twitter users, who used the resignation as an opportunity to skewer him one last time.
Twitter meme creator Darth tweeted with a picture of other Trump administration officials who have also resigned, including former Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus.
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