Colbert: Trump Is Appointing People to Head the Agency They’re Against

‘If I were him, I would change my phone number, or else he’s going to get some pretty angry calls from himself’

"Yesterday, Trump named Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma Attorney General and sworn enemy of the EPA, to be the head of the -- what's the word? The EPA. If I were him, I would change my phone number, or else he's going to get some pretty angry calls from himself come January. There is a trend out there of Trump appointing people to head things they're against. I'm looking forward to Surgeon General Joe Camel. (laughter and applause) Stop it! Stop! This is the nicest audience I think that we've ever had. Very lovely people. So what kind of EPA head will Pruitt be? Well, he's 'Repeatedly explained that he thinks the states are in the best position to regulate local industries.' It makes sense. If Missouri dumps chemicals into the Mississippi river, they just tell those chemicals, 'Remember, you stop at the Arkansas state line.' You're on your honor, okay? No further!"

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