Sunday night, on MSNBC’s “Kasie D.C.” with Kasie Hunt, the panel mocked members of President Donald Trump’s administration — like EPA head Scott Pruitt — who keep getting caught spending lavishly on private planes, first class seats on commercial flights and luxury accommodations on the taxpayers’ dime.
“We live in a country where if you become a Cabinet secretary, you’re pretty much set for life,” said NBC national security reporter Ken Dilanian. “I’m not saying I agree with this, but you can monetize that and make millions of dollars and fly first class or private for the rest of your life.”
“Is it too much to ask for a little modesty and humility and caring what the taxpayers think for the brief time that they’re in office?” Dilanian continued. “What is it with these guys?”
Pruitt has claimed that he flies first class or in private planes because members of the public have approached him and been rude to him since he joined the Trump administration.
“That sounds a lot like he’s a ‘snowflake,'” Ioffe said. “The whole 2016 Trump campaign was about up-ending the whole stifling ‘PC culture’ and we just want to say it like it is. It sounds like they want to be the only ones saying it like it is, whereas minorities for example should not be saying it like it is.”
She went on to remind the panel of the story of the U.S. ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, who was spotted in the Beijing airport flying coach and carrying his own bags. The Russians, Ioffe said, found it ridiculous that a U.S. diplomat should travel “with the plebes” and not among the wealthy.
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