April 3, 2018 / 2:24 PM / 8 months ago

Trump reassured embattled EPA leader Pruitt in call Monday night-administration official

WASHINGTON, April 3 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump called embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Monday night with a reassuring message, an administration official said on Tuesday. “Scott, keep your head up. Keep fighting. We’ve got your back,” Trump told Pruitt, according to the official.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly phoned Pruitt on Tuesday morning to reinforce the message, the official said.

Reporting By Steve Holland Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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