Jim Carrey’s new hobby is painting portraits, and lately he’s been on a painting spree. Some of his favorite subjects are his least favorite members of Trump administration officials. He’s done both Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Donald Trump, and now he’s sticking it to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt—literally.
Pruitt is currently under fire for a litany of unseemly spending habits, including overspending taxpayer money on travel, security, and office furnitures and underpaying the rent on his capitol hill apartment. Pruitt rents a room from an energy lobbyist for $50 a night, which I can tell you from experience is well below market rate. Critics of Pruitt, and anyone with a pair of eyeballs, say this sure as heck looks like this deal could constitute some kind of bribe.
Jim Carrey painted a vivid depiction of scandal-plagued EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, and it’s gotta be one of his best yet.
I looked on Trivago. The cheapest room in Washington is a youth hostel with bunkbeds at $81 a night. The $50 room Scott Pruitt got was a bribe from an energy lobbyist. Need your pipeline approved? Do it through Pruitt! pic.twitter.com/DaSdgvFPmv
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) April 5, 2018
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I looked on Trivago. The cheapest room in Washington is a youth hostel with bunkbeds at $81 a night. The $50 room Scott Pruitt got was a bribe from an energy lobbyist. Need your pipeline approved? Do it through Pruitt!
Pruitt’s ethical woes don’t stop at his doorstep, he’s also under fire for spending tens of thousands of dollars on bulletproof desks and windows, as well as bringing his multiple-member security team on vacation with him to Disneyland, on the taxpayer’s dime.
Unfortunately for Trump, Pruitt is also one of his most effective cabinet members. He’s aggressively cut back on Obama-era regulations, giving fossil fuel companies free rein to pollute more. He’s even taken the unprecedented step of suing California over their fuel economy standards, alleging that the Golden State’s stricter regulations unfairly set the standard for the rest of the country.
This effectiveness is why Pruitt might be second only to Jeff Sessions as conservatives’ favorite Trump cabinet member, and it makes it more difficult for Trump to kick him to the curb. We’ll just have to wait and see if the steady drip drip drip of scandal is enough to wear down the resistance to Pruitt’s ouster and score Jim Carrey another subject to paint.