Just days after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, a federal employee called a hotline run by the EPA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) to register a complaint against the new President that was considered serious enough that an investigation was opened into an executive order banning EPA employees from communicating with the press, members of Congress or posting on social media.
The still anonymous employee blasted the new rules on communications by any EPA employee, according to a recording that Motherboard.vice.com got through the Freedom of Information Act.
The caller said:
“I have a complaint to file that we are being run by a f*cking fascist. I want you to know the American people have your backs. We are not going to stand for this bulls*it. I believe in the work you do. I work for the federal government and I know how much work you do and that you care.”
“We are going to get this c*cksucker out of office,” the caller continued. “I can’t bear to see what’s happened to this country. We are f*cking there for you. I do not expect you to call me back.”
Even after this investigation is inevitably buried and closed, the problems with the administration’s treatment of the EPA remain. Earlier this week, an outgoing EPA employee used his last day at the agency to blast the direction they are headed under Trump and new EPA director Scott Pruitt, writing:
“I, along with many EPA staff, are becoming increasing alarmed about the direction of EPA under your leadership. The policies this Administration is advancing are contrary to what the majority of the American people, who pay our salaries, want EPA to accomplish, which are to ensure the air their children breath is safe; the land they live, play, and hunt on to be free of toxic chemicals; and the water they drink, the lakes they swim in, and the rivers they fish in to be clean.”
Trump is determined to dismantle the EPA and destroy the environment because he long ago sold his soul to big corporations and manufacturers that want nothing more than to have no restrictions and regulations in how much they are allowed to pollute.