“David Koch is leaving his roles as executive vice president and board member for Koch Industries and chairman of the board for the Americans For Prosperity Foundation, the charity related to Koch brothers’ primary political organization.”
He reportedly ordered raises for two aides, despite the White House rejecting his request. He later said he was unaware of the raises.
He spent $3 million of taxpayer funds on an extensive security detail, which was three times bigger than his predecessor’s.
Biometric locks were installed on his office doors for $5,700, Politico reports.
He came under fire for renting a bedroom near Capitol Hill from a lobbyist for $50 a night. He told the Washington Examiner: “I’m dumbfounded that that’s controversial.”
The agency installed a $43,000 private phone booth in his office.
He has spent over $105,000 on first-class flights, per Politico, citing “threats to his safety.”
He had a tendency to want to use flashing lights and sirens on his motorcade to cut through D.C. traffic — including at least one trip to a popular French restaurant, Le Diplomate.
A former Comcast lobbyist helped the agency set up a trip to Morocco in December, which cost $100,000, despite original claims that it would cost $40,000.
Pruitt accepted seats at a University of Kentucky basketball game for him and his son from a billionaire coal executive.
His staff spent over $1,500 on fountain pens, CNN reported, and more than $1,600 on journals.
His director of scheduling and advance says Pruitt asked her to perform personal tasks, which included a request for a Trump hotel mattress.
His limo should have a “Mafia Life” sticker on the back window.
I’ve always respected for Kanye. No matter how crazy and egotistical he got, I always remembered him as the guy who said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” on live TV.
But now I sort of wonder if this isn’t a bit like a favourite quote of mine from Thomas Massie:
After some soul searching I realized when they voted for Rand and Ron and me in these primaries, they weren’t voting for libertarian ideas — they were voting for the craziest son of a bitch in the race.
Maybe Kanye has just always been the craziest son-of-a-bitch in the room.
Honestly, I’m surprised that people would expect him to know the lyrics. Isn’t it a bit obscure?
There’s a current theory floating around that his current pro-Trump, “slavery was a choice” outbursts are elements of some sort of complex Kaufman-esque performance art.
If it is, I really hope he breaks character sooner rather than later because what he’s doing has the potential for real and lasting damage (and I have to wonder that if it is some sort of performance art, what’s the point?).