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.”
Trump finally told Pruitt to put the lotion in the basket https://t.co/5gwHBVl3Od
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) July 5, 2018
It's about time time. He will go down in history books the worst EPA Administrator we've ever had. https://t.co/jnyazIbtyo
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 5, 2018
#ScottPruitt Now that you have single handily guided the Environmental Protection Agency towards destroying the Environment, I’m curious what your encore will be. Perhaps you can take over a library where they just burn books.
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) July 6, 2018
“Imagine being too corrupt for the Trump administration.” Bye, Scott. https://t.co/trfbBqK05x
— Full Frontal (@FullFrontalSamB) July 5, 2018
Ding dong. https://t.co/RHiWUiidTf
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) July 5, 2018
Scott has done an outstanding job spending $3M on his Personal Security Detail-$43K Phone Booth $5700K Door Locks $1500 Fountain Pens while rolling back vital environmental protection laws & his future as manager of his wife's new Chik-Fil-A is very bright! pic.twitter.com/cgt3VaTbdV
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) July 5, 2018
Goodbye you ethically corrupt Lying, environment destroying, payola taking, trump enabling crony-!! https://t.co/OSh1mmoKaE
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) July 5, 2018
I think most of us agree that Scott Pruitt should pay back the money he stole but ALL of us agree that he can keep the used Trump mattress.
— Danny Zuker (@DannyZuker) July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt is why @MarkBurnettTV owes America #ApprenticeTapes @MGMTelevision One 12 hr Trump Tower Board Room Shoot. We deserve to see the man you created behind your curtain Mark Burnett. You make hundreds of millions @NBCTheVoice @ABCSharkTank @survivorcbs THE WORLD SUFFERS.
— Tom Arnold (@TomArnold) July 5, 2018
The second most corrupt person in Trump’s administration just resigned. Now let’s get the biggest Swamp Thing outta there.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt allegedly asked aides to buy a used hotel mattress and track down specific moisturizing lotion. Can we make a general rule that nobody can serve in the government if they can’t figure out Amazon Prime?
— Whitney Cummings (@WhitneyCummings) July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt spotted leaving his official ce pic.twitter.com/BtpCSVhJTo
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) July 5, 2018
Can we demand that Scott Pruitt pay us back? Asking for a nation of ripped-off taxpayers.
— Wil 'this account mocks fascists' Wheaton (@wilw) July 5, 2018
They have replaced him with someone hideous
— Rosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) July 5, 2018
Scott Pruitt was the worst EPA administrator in the history of the agency. Not only has he acted, time and time again, in an unethical manner, but he has led the agency in exactly the wrong direction. https://t.co/iRUR6sST5e
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 5, 2018
he only hires the best people.
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) July 5, 2018
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.
I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this. The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will…
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 5, 2018