EPA Whistleblower Still Supports Trump But Says Pruitt Needs To Leave

Julia Nista General Assignment Reporter
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An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) whistleblower said Tuesday that he still supports Trump as he was surrounded by various Trump posters and supportive signage, but said EPA administrator Scott Pruitt must go on MSNBC.


MSNBC host Chris Hayes asked EPA whistleblower Kevin Chmielewski if he had a “political axe to grind,” to which Chmielewski responded, “Not at all. It’s actually just the opposite. I am still the biggest Trump supporter. I’ve been a lifelong Republican and I would go through a brick wall for the man today, including the vice president also.”

“I basically lost my whole career, something that I’ve worked 2o years for. I was one of the president’s first advance guys,” Chmielewski said. “I just couldn’t put up with it anymore. I love this administration. I love the president. But Scott Pruitt, I mean — everything I witnessed I couldn’t be a part of anymore.

He continued, “I mean, it was just downright wrong.”

Chmielewski later said that Pruitt must leave his position because of his actions while at the EPA.


“What’s your message to the president?” Hayes asked. “Should he fire Scott Pruitt?”

“Absolutely,” Chmielewski said. “Not only did we drain the swamp, we put a bigger swamp creature in.”

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