Larry King: Trump among ‘most ridiculous’ presidents

Former CNN host Larry King says President TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE’s tenure ranks among the most absurd White House administrations of his lifetime.

“He’s not what they make, but I’ve got to admit that so far, this is one of the most ridiculous presidencies I’ve ever seen,” he said Monday on Sirius XM’s “Tell Me Everything.”

King cited Trump’s “crazed” Cabinet appointments as one example of the administration’s alarming trends.


“It’s almost funny,” he said of Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittEPA ordered to reconsider New York efforts to tame downwind pollution OVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups MORE, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) administrator. "To run the [EPA], he hires an anti-environment guy.”

“To run the [Department of] Education, he hires someone who doesn’t like education, doesn’t like public schools,” King added of Education Secretary Betsy DeVosElizabeth (Betsy) Dee DeVos23 state attorneys general sue DeVos over student loan forgiveness change Almost 8 in 10 college students say they wouldn't attend parties in the fall: poll Public's disconnect from COVID-19 reality worries experts MORE. "That’s weird, man.”

King added that he is especially frustrated with the climate change policies Pruitt has implemented so far.

“[Trump] gets us out of climate change,” he said. "Who doesn’t notice climate change? It’s obviously caused by carbon [dioxide].”

“To act like it doesn’t exist, that’s insane,” added King, who hosts shows on Hulu, Ora TV and RT America. "Miami Beach is not going to exist after 2100. Come on. That’s climate change.”

Pruitt on Sunday conceded “there’s a warming trend” in the environment and that “the climate is changing.”

“And human activity contributes to that change in some measure,” he said on “Fox News Sunday." "The real issue is how much we contribute to it.”

“You can’t just simply, from the EPA perspective, make that up,” added Pruitt, the former GOP attorney general of Oklahoma.

“You can’t do what the former president did, previously with the Clean Power Plan, President Obama and his administration, to simply reimagine authority.”

Trump signed a wide-ranging executive order last week to start reversing Obama’s climate change agenda, promising the measure would grow jobs in the fossil fuel industry.

The order’s most significant portion instructs the EPA to formally consider repealing the Clean Power Plan.

The plan was a central piece of Obama’s second-term climate agenda, calling for a 32 percent cut in the power sector’s carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.