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Trump Weakened Over Scott Pruitt’s Resignation

Scott Pruitt has finally resigned. That means Trump has accepted his resignation. That must have been a hard thing for Trump to swallow. All this year, Trump has defiantly defended the indefensible behavior of his spendthrift EPA Secretary. Pruitt could apparently do no wrong that Trump wasn’t willing to overlook in order to screw Democrats over and generally enrage anyone who valued clean water, air or earth.

I can’t imagine why he finally accepted the resignation now but someone or something made him back down. He did it after a holiday hoping no one would notice but of course this is too big to pass up. For all we know, he plans to appoint a different, heartless, careless, corrupt climate denier. Or maybe he’ll roll the EPA into the Department of Agriculture. Yeah, that’s the ticket! Let’s see the EPA just try to regulate pesticides and fertilizer. That will make the crunchy granola libtards scream their bloody heads off.

So, let’s summarize: he reversed his order about separating families when the outrage got too big to ignore, he lowered the flag to half staff in honor of the fallen journalists at The Capital, and now he has accepted Pruitt’s resignation. I don’t know if there’s a strategy here but it sure makes him look smaller and more vulnerable than we thought and as Trump knows, image is everything.