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Protesters hold signs outside the Great Falls area where President Trump is campaigning, July 5, 2018.
Nora Saks

As President Donald Trump spoke at the Four Seasons Arena in Great Falls Thursday evening, a few hundred people protested his policies and general demeanor a parking lot away.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Courtesy EPA

Thursday’s resignation of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt draws decidedly different reactions from Montanans. And the man who will take Pruitt’s place is proving to be just as divisive.

Protesters line up outside a Trump campaign rally in Great Falls, MT, July 5, 2018.
Nora Saks


President Trump’s visit to Great Falls today also drew protesters. MTPR’s Nicky Ouellet was on the Expo Park grounds where anti-Trump demonstrators were gathered. MTPR News Director Eric Whitney spoke with her as the president was wrapping up his remarks inside.

President Donald Trump and Montana Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale at a July 5 campaign rally in Great Falls, MT.
Sally Mauk

President Donald Trump’s visit to Great Falls Thursday was a campaign stop that was both political and personal. Trump targeted Democrat Jon Tester in a bid to get more Republicans elected to the Senate but also to punish the lawmaker he blames for derailing his nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Scott Pruitt resigned as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, June 5, 2018.
PD.

Longtime Butte Superfund watchdog Fritz Daily says he’s not particularly surprised that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt abruptly resigned Thursday amid various ethics investigations.

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