Hollywood Left Goes to Town on Scott Pruitt: ‘Imagine Being Too Corrupt for the Trump Administration’

From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Samantha Bee, stars give exiting EPA chief scathing send-off

Last Updated: July 5, 2018 @ 7:13 PM

After President Trump accepted Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt’s resignation on Thursday, Hollywood stars took to Twitter to chastise his scandal-ridden tenure.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, called Pruitt the “worst EPA administrator” the country has ever had. “It’s about time time,” tweeted the “Terminator” star, adding, “He will go down in history books the worst EPA Administrator we’ve ever had.”

“Trump finally told Pruitt to put the lotion in the basket,” wrote comedian Kathy Griffin, referencing Pruitt asking his security detail to pick up personal items such as his dry-cleaning and lotion. “Star Wars” actor Mark Hamill also criticized Pruitt’s personal expenses, sarcastically saying he did an “outstanding job” as the head of the EPA.

And while they didn’t name Pruitt outright, actor Mike Birbiglia mocked Trump’s initial decision to hire him and Patricia Arquette said “The Earth just breathed a sigh of relief.”

Pruitt’s resignation comes at just after a swath of ethical gaffes on his part surfaced, such as demoting staff members who questioned him, requesting expensive travel, and ordering official EPA employees to complete personal errands.

In terms of environmental actions, Pruitt led the charge in urging President Trump to withdraw the United States from the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and has supported the fossil fuel industry.

Trump announced his resignation on Twitter on Thursday.

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