Despite being an incompetently terrible and transparent grifter, he sure seems to be quietly and competently doing everything he can to destroy the environment and undo the Clean Air and Water Acts. Yesterday the EPA rolled out these two whoppers:
The scope of these risk evaluations will no longer include “any potential exposure caused by the substances’ presence in the air, the ground or water,” leaving an “estimated 68 million pounds a year of emissions” unstudied…
And Republicans don’t give a shit about the fact that he’s a corrupt grifter. Nor will they do anything about it. Because he’s getting results.
The frequency with which his appointed officials are accomplishing the latter suggests that they are notably good at the former. Regardless of whether Trump is personally dedicated to tearing down every institution of government for ideological reasons (or even just petty personal or business reasons), the profit-seekers of the elite class have keenly identified this as their chance to get in and loot the place while everyone is distracted by the bloated corrupt bigoted monstrosity in the oval office.