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Trump defends EPA chief Scott Pruitt: ‘Scott is doing a great job!’

President Donald Trump defended his embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator, Scott Pruitt, in a tweet on Saturday, saying that Pruitt is “doing a great job!”

“Record clean Air & Water while saving USA Billions of Dollars. Rent was about market rate, travel expenses OK. Scott is doing a great job!”¬†Trump tweeted

Pruitt is facing criticism and intense scrutiny for his management of the environmental agency, spending on his security detail and decision to rent a room in Washington, DC, tied to an energy lobbyist. He has become embroiled in a lengthy list of controversies as questions continue to mount over his actions as the head of the agency.

The EPA administrator has defended himself and pushed back by claiming that the criticism he faces is an attempt to thwart the President’s agenda.