Delingpole: Trump Rides Once More to the Defense of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt

US President Donald Trump (L) listens to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speak after announcing the US will withdraw from the Paris accord in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. 'As of today, the United States will cease all implementation of …

President Trump has once again come out in defense of his embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt.

This is both canny and righteous.

It’s righteous because Scott Pruitt has proved himself to be perhaps the bravest and best of Trump’s administrators.

It’s canny because, rather than dodge altogether the criticisms levelled against Pruitt – that he is profligate, that he engaged in shenanigans over a rental apartment – it engages with them in order peremptorily to dismiss them.

Once again, Trump is reminding us that Twitter is one of the secret weapons of his presidency.

The Green Blob – and its useful idiots in the liberal media – has expended enormous time and energy building its case against Pruitt. A less savvy president might well have allowed himself to be brow-beaten into submission.

But Trump understands that the MSM is a noisy echo chamber, not to be taken seriously, to be dismissed – in a matter of seconds – in a tweet.



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