AboutTrump.org (and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 42,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about the 2020 presidential election candidates, Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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On Jan. 20, 2021, Donald Trump’s presidency ended and Joe Biden became president. As of that date, this site contained over 42,000 sourced comments and quotes, with an estimated 92.4% by or about Trump, compared to 7.6% by or about Biden (see methodology).

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4/12/2018

DEMS/EPA/ETHICS/SCOTT PRUITT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A high-ranking political staffer at the Environmental Protection Agency has told lawmakers he faced retaliation after pushing back against outsized spending demands from Administrator Scott Pruitt and his top aides. House and Senate Democrats sent letters Thursday [4-12-18] to President Donald Trump and Pruitt describing a meeting they had with Kevin Chmielewski, who was recently placed on involuntary, unpaid leave from his positon as EPA’s deputy chief of staff for operations. Chmielewski is a Republican who served as a key staffer for the Trump campaign before being hired at EPA last year to help oversee spending at the agency. He said he was forced out after questioning Pruitt’s spending, including ballooning costs from the administrator’s frequent first-class flights and outsized 20-member full-time security detail. The Associated Press reported last week that Pruitt’s concern with his safety came at a steep cost to taxpayers, as his swollen security detail blew through overtime budgets and at times diverted officers away from investigating environmental crimes. Contradicting Pruitt, Chmielewski also said he has direct knowledge that the administrator signed off on massive raises for two of his closest aides. Pruitt had said in a recent television interview that he did not know about the raises until after they were disclosed in media reports.”

-Michael Biesecker, “Ex-Trump aide on leave after questioning Pruitt’s spending,” The Associated Press April 12, 2018