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Timothy L. O'Brien

Pruitt's Almighty Feast Had Trump's Blessing

The president sets the ethical tone. Only he can prevent more excesses.

What gifts has providence bestowed on man.

What gifts has providence bestowed on man.

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When he gave notice on Thursday afternoon that he would soon be out the door at the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt invoked the Almighty in his resignation letter to President Donald Trump.

“I believe you are serving as President today because of God’s providence,” he wrote. “I believe that same providence brought me into your service.”