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Trump Today: Trump Today: President announces resignation of Scott Pruitt

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U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Pruitt resigned on Thursday.

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt, the controversial head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

PRUITT TO EXIT

Pruitt has been engulfed in a number of controversies while leading the agency, from accepting below-market rent from a lobbyist to employing a so-called “secret” calendar to hide contacts with industry representatives.

Trump has stood behind Pruitt up until Thursday, as the latest controversies including trying to get his wife a $200,000-per-year job and having assistants pay for travel expenses.

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