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Larry King: Trump among ‘most ridiculous’ presidents

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Former CNN host Larry King says President Trump’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.

{mosads}“It’s almost funny,” he said of Scott Pruitt, 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 DeVos. “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.

Tags Betsy DeVos Cabinet Climate change CNN Department of Education DOE Donald Trump Environmental Protection Agency EPA Larry King media Politics Scott Pruitt

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