Trump-lovers whined about a Fox News reporter's 'unfair' question to EPA chief Pruitt -- and the Internet shut them down
EPA head Scott Pruitt at CPAC (Screenshot)

After his "combative" interview with Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, Fox News' Ed Henry faced jeers from Trump supporters and defense from fellow journalists for his tough line of questioning.


During the interview, Henry grilled the administrator on Pruitt's reported condo rental in 2017 from an oil lobbyist's wife who donated to his Oklahoma attorney general's race. After getting into specifics about what a one-bedroom apartment on Capitol Hill costs, Pruitt, apparently fed up, told the reporter he was "not being fair."

"Didn't President Trump say he was gonna drain the swamp?" Henry asked Pruitt. “Is draining the swamp renting an apartment from the wife of a Washington lobbyist?”

“I don’t even think that that’s even remotely fair to ask that question," the EPA administrator replied.

After the interview, journalists and viewers alike lauded the Fox News reporter for pressing the EPA administrator on the issue, which came just a day after the network appeared to be the only outlet given proper advance notice by the agency when Pruitt gave a rescheduled press conference at their headquarters.

"Fox News here impressively drills Pruitt to address questions re pay raises for two staffers," the New York Times' Eric Lipton tweeted. "Pruitt concedes agency mishandled this. Rare concession on his part."

Not all of the responses, however, were congratulatory. Some users seemed to agree that Henry treated Pruitt "unfairly" when questioning him about the $50-a-night condo rental on Capitol Hill and the significant pay raises given to two EPA staffers that formerly worked for him in Oklahoma.

"Your interveiw sounded unfair and attacking to Scott Pruitt," one user wrote. "Why have you not interviewed and use the same attacking fashion to Hillary Clinton? How about obama [sic] and Clinton that abused taxpayers money? Now that’s an interview we all would like to hear! Afraid?"

"This is HUGELY unfair on Pruitt," another user responded.

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