Don’t sleep on the Scott Pruitt scandal.
That was the message Bloomberg News reporter Sahil Kapur sent on CNN on Thursday, as a panel discussed embattled EPA boss Scott Pruitt’s rocky testimony before congress, in which he was told to his face that he was unfit to hold public office and ought to resign.
Pruitt’s scandals have not captured the public imagination the same way Stormy Daniels has, but Kapur pointed out that Trump’s corruption is a narrative that could destroy him by undermining his base.
“There is no greater danger to President Trump and his popularity than the appearance of corruption and swampiness,” Kapur said. “The magic of his candidacy was that people believed him when he said he was too rich to be bought off or corrupted, and the more these things come out, the more these drip-drip-drips come out, the easier it is for Democrats to run on this culture of corruption.”