Trump EPA official wore disguise to help her daughter pass driving test

Trump EPA official wore disguise to help her daughter pass driving test
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) office in Chicago once donned a fake nose and followed a person taking a driving exam in order to help her daughter pass the same test, her daughter said.

Hannah, the 23-year-old daughter of incoming Midwest EPA chief Cathy Stepp, recounted to the Chicago Tribune how her mother went undercover to learn the route of the driving test, so that they could practice before the exam itself.

“I failed my first driving test,” Hannah told the Tribune, acknowledging that she told the same story to staffers at the EPA's Chicago office on Jan. 11. 


“She put on a disguise of a fake nose and sunglasses and went to the DMV and followed someone taking the driving portion of the test so that she could learn the route, and then we practiced it,” she added. “I didn’t fail the second time!”

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation told the Tribune that it would not require Stepp's daughter to retake the driving test, noting that there's nothing illegal about following a test taker in order to understand the route beforehand.

Before taking charge of the EPA's Midwest office, Stepp served as secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, where she worked to roll back environmental regulations and oversight.

--Updated at 2:32 p.m.