Trump Says He Will Cut The EPA As Prez: ‘We’ll Be Fine With The Environment’

AP

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Sunday that he would cut government agencies if he were elected President.

Among them? The Department of Education and the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump told “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace.

“Would you cut serve — would you cut departments?” Wallace asked Trump.

“No, I’m not cutting services, but I’m cutting spending. But I may cut Department of Education. I believe Common Core is a very bad thing,” Trump said. “I believe that we should be — you know, educating our children from Iowa, from New Hampshire, from South Carolina, from California, from New York. I think that it should be local education.”

“So the Department of Education is one,” he continued. “Environmental Protection, what they do is a disgrace. Every week they come out with new regulations. They’re making it impossible —”

Wallace interjected, “Who’s going to protect the environment?”

“They — we’ll be fine with the environment,” Trump replied. “We can leave a little bit, but you can’t destroy businesses.”

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