Andrew Wheeler, the new acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, called Donald Trump a “bully” in 2016, reports Politico.
According to the publication, Wheeler, who was an environmental adviser at that time, stated about Trump in a Facebook post: “[A]s a businessman, he really hasn’t been that successful. He is a successful PR person, but not a businessman.”
In the post, which has since been deleted, Wheeler also reportedly wrote that “he is a bully. This alone should disqualify him from the White House.”
Trump announced Wheeler’s new role on Thursday in the wake of numerous scandals involving Scott Pruitt.
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“I have accepted the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the Agency Scott has done an outstanding job, and I will always be thankful to him for this,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
“The Senate confirmed Deputy at EPA, Andrew Wheeler, will on Monday assume duties as the acting Administrator of the EPA,” Trump added. “I have no doubt that Andy will continue on with our great and lasting EPA agenda. We have made tremendous progress and the future of the EPA is very bright!”