Trump reiterating his support for his embattled EPA chief

Scott Pruitt is facing accusations around spending and ethics over his security and travel expenses and past housing arrangement.
4:43 | 04/08/18

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President trump. Is now weighing in on a domestic controversy taking to Twitter. Reiterating his support for his battle EPA chief Scott Pruitt is his name and he's facing a series of ethical questions over his security and travel expenses. To his housing situation the president issuing a rather panoramic defense on Twitter and ABC's terror culinary is at the white house with more terror good morning. Good morning Dan and Paula president chunky a full throated endorsement of Scott Pruitt last night tweeting that he's doing a great job. This as congress comes back to session this week and they don't all agree he also touched on another touchy topic for the Republican Party. Taking on a trade war with China and. This morning president tried pushing hard for its campaign promises and standing by yet another cabinet member under fire. The president now for dinner in Washington Saturday night Sims continued support for embattled EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. Tweeting while security spending was somewhat more than his predecessor Scott Pruitt has received death threats because of his bold action that EPA. This coming hours after new documents show that the first quarter profit recruits when he member full time security detail triple decide the previous BP A administrators falls without paid to cost taxpayers close to three million dollars. The president meanwhile not losing sight of the border while he promised. These are the first of 4000 National Guard troops he authorized to protect Mexican border we're going to be guarding our border with the military. Trump responding to an uptick in a legal border crossings in March into the school and now don't we don't know of their murderers if Dick killers if that MS thirteen. While also weighing in on trade despite the quakes in the stock market this week the president is not softening its tone on China after announcing fifty billion dollars in tariffs on Chinese goods. That Beijing quickly match at fifty billion tariffs on US goods. The president increasingly appears to be the first steps in trade war pleading the United States has had a trade surplus with China in forty years. They must end unfair trade take down bears and charge only reciprocal terrorists. And there's always some drama in the west wing about how to tackle the issues. A White House official told me yesterday that last month general Kelley offer to resign. Only if that was a president's wish and it's not the first time that he's done that they also disagree on how to deal Scott pro it. Now president Chon thinks that Scott Pritchett stay and Kelly thinks that he should leave. Dan Paula Harry terra thank you.

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