Scott Pruitt has resigned as head of the EPA, which is cause for momentary celebration no matter who steps up to take his place. From the far future, history will look back at Pruitt as a man who, as Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency, spent his time either rolling back environmental protections or grappling with innumerable ethical scandals. In the immediate present, however, the good men and women of Twitter are processing the way they know best: by memeing the heck out of Pruitt's overdue goodbye.
scott pruitt resigning is like someone storming out of a restaurant after they’ve already eaten all the food— ziwe (@ziwe) 1530821358.0
Twitter's meme-mixing was in top form!
you know i had to pruitt to em https://t.co/NiHvNBlOom— AJ (@AJ) 1530821305.0
Of course, what ultimately ended Pruitt's time in office wasn't his systematic dismembering of his own department—it was his blatant corruption.
A man simultaneously claiming to understand God’s divine providence while conveniently ignoring all the parts of th… https://t.co/R8qf5XyLkh— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman) 1530822579.0
Pruitt resigning to spend more time stealing from his family.— Jon Lovett (@Jon Lovett) 1530820158.0
Scott Pruitt is out at the EPA. Americans will now celebrate Earth Day on July 5th.— Dave Pell (@Dave Pell) 1530819983.0
It wouldn't be a Trump administration departure without an update to @darth's ever-expanding uber pool.
@EsotericCD @ianbetteridge "so u guys wanna share an uber lol" https://t.co/jsp8z3eWvL— darth™ (@darth™) 1501529755.0
"anybody want to sublet my $50 a night apartment LOL!" https://t.co/KkcATAAu7X— darth™ (@darth™) 1530819686.0
Pruitt's reputation as a half-rate conman is now cemented in history. Perhaps making his staffers pay for his top-notch hotel rooms with their money then refusing to pay them back was the final straw, but it seems that, by the end, the public had figured out his game.
MIKE PENCE: pruitt, before you go, any idea what happened to the tv in the situation room? PRUITT: https://t.co/1qTFleQaky— I'm a Hucketman. HUCKETMAAANNN!!! (@I'm a Hucketman. HUCKETMAAANNN!!!) 1530821314.0
Now for sale on D.C. craigslist: Tactical pants, gently used.— Emily Richmond (@Emily Richmond) 1530819709.0
Scott Pruitt leaving the EPA https://t.co/FLeBy8a8bA— Robyn Urback (@Robyn Urback) 1530820728.0
Scott Pruitt = the king of grifters.
congrats to Anna Delvey on her new role as EPA chief— julia reinstein 🚡 (@julia reinstein 🚡) 1530820146.0
I guess Pruitt found out you get a gold watch when you retire.— Alex Baze (@Alex Baze) 1530820961.0
But, hey, at least Pruitt got to enjoy the finer things before he resigned in disgrace!
Pouring out some Ritz-Carlton moisturizing lotion in memory of Scott Pruitt (2/17/17--7/6/18)... https://t.co/cBxDkrA7oH— The Smoking Gun (@The Smoking Gun) 1530821314.0
BREAKING: Scott Pruitt resigned from EPA, saying he “wants to spend more time with all the money he got from oil and coal companies.”— Top Conservative Cat (@Top Conservative Cat) 1530821184.0
Now the questions becomes who will President Donald Trump be appointing to take over Pruitt's position?
BREAKING: White House introduces Scott Pruitt’s replacement https://t.co/r3sCwCGm1W— Rex Huppke (@Rex Huppke) 1530821394.0
BREAKING: Trump's replacement for Pruitt as head of the EPA announced https://t.co/VZQa2TKcZL— Ryan Aguirre (@Ryan Aguirre) 1530821371.0
Announcing new EPA Administrator, Mr. Slate https://t.co/KA9BlUXwAf— Matt Blank (@Matt Blank) 1530820335.0
There's a lot of good candidates out there.
Trump's pick to replace Scott Pruitt was not immediately available for questions. https://t.co/Vl47AfiDcG— The Cranky Tank *Badge commissions open* (@The Cranky Tank *Badge commissions open*) 1530820300.0
Congrats to the new head of the EPA, administrator Looten Plunder. https://t.co/SYI9vwYI6o— I Ate Oklahoma (@I Ate Oklahoma) 1530821273.0
Perhaps it's time the President got a candid talking-to the same way Pruitt did just before he left his job.
Hey @realDonaldTrump where are you going to lunch tomorrow?— Kristin Mink (@Kristin Mink) 1530822035.0
One can only hope...