White House aide: Trump has full confidence in Pruitt

White House legislative director Marc Short said on Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpSenators introduce bipartisan infrastructure bill in rare Sunday session Gosar's siblings pen op-ed urging for his resignation: 'You are immune to shame' Sunday shows - Delta variant, infrastructure dominate MORE has full confidence in embattled Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott PruittEdward (Scott) Scott PruittWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Saluting FOIA on its birthday Watchdog found EPA employees kept on payroll by Trump appointees after they were fired: report MORE

“Scott Pruitt is doing a phenomenal job and the president is happy with him," Short told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press." 

Short refused to say what it would take for Trump to lose full confidence in Pruitt. 


Pruitt has weathered a series of controversies involving spending over the past month, which has raised ethics questions. 

The administrator is facing pressure from some to resign over reports he rented a Capitol Hill condo from the wife of a prominent energy lobbyist for $50 a day and only on the days he stayed at the condo.

He has also faced backlash for his travel and security habits that have cost taxpayers millions of dollars, and reports that he reportedly approved raises for two staffers despite the White House rejecting the requests for pay increases.

Trump has defended Pruitt, citing his work cutting environmental regulations. 

However, reports surfaced last week that Trump told Pruitt to "cool it" on attracting negative media attention during a recent White House Cabinet meeting.