The progressive Vermont senator tweeted his dismay about Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, and his secretary of state selection, Rex Tillerson.
Sanders criticized the two for their reluctance to acknowledge climate change as a real and pressing issue using the hashtag #RiggedCabinet.
This falls in line with what Trump had promised to do all along. While campaigning, Trump pledged to roll back regulations President Obama enacted and said he would remove the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-VT, left, takes the stage with Representative Bernie Sanders, I-VT, at the Vermont Democratic party election night headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004, at the Wyndham Hotel in Burlington, Vt., after declaring victory. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett)
Washington, UNITED STATES: Newly-elected senators meet with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (R), D-NV, in Washington, DC 13 November 2006. From left are: Senator-elect James Webb, D-VA, Senator-elect Bernie Sanders, I-VT, Senator-elect Amy Klobuchar, D-MN, and Reid. AFP PHOTO/Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)
Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., left, confers with Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., center, and Senate subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety Chairman Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, during a joint hearing to discuss Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) progress on implementing the Fukushima Near-Term Task Force recommendations and other safeguards related to nuclear facilities. (AP Photo)
Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, second from left, speaks with Senate Veteransâ Affairs Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., second from right, at Fort Belvoir, Va., Thursday, August 7, 2014, before the arrival of President Barack Obama to sign into law the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, a $16.3 billion measure allowing the Veterans Affairs Department to hire thousands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals at the VA’s nearly 1,000 hospitals and outpatient clinics nationwide. At right is Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
President Barack Obama, flanked by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Md., right, signs H.R. 3230, the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014, at the Wallace Theater in Fort Belvoir, Va. on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The bill gives resources to the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access and quality of care for veterans. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., center, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, to discuss the budget. From left are, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., ranking member on the House Budget Committee, Sanders, Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, greets supporters during a campaign rally in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Sanders said he had attracted 200,000 donors as of mid-June and his campaign had raised $8.3 million online through June 17, according to FEC filings by ActBlue, the fundraising platform that he and some other left-leaning candidates and causes use. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Supporters hold up signs at a campaign rally for Senator Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate, in Madison, Wisconsin, U.S., on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Sanders said he had attracted 200,000 donors as of mid-June and his campaign had raised $8.3 million online through June 17, according to FEC filings by ActBlue, the fundraising platform that he and some other left-leaning candidates and causes use. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., gestures towards Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton during the NBC, YouTube Democratic presidential debate at the Gaillard Center, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
The dig serves as a callback to when Trump complained about the system being rigged against him in the presidential election, despite a lack of evidence. Even after he won, adviser Kellyanne Conway maintained that the system is rigged and Trump won anyway.
Sanders cited an article from the National Review that Pruitt co-authored called “The Climate-Change Gang.”
In it, Pruitt said the climate change debate “is far from settled. Scientists continue to disagree about the degree and extent of global warming and its connection to the actions of mankind.”
Energy secretary: Rick Perry
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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson
Chief of staff: Reince Priebus
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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon
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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao
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Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions
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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo
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White House national security adviser: Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn
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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland
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White House counsel: Donald McGahn
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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley
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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos
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Health and Human Services secretary: Georgia Rep. Tom Price
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Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross
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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly
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Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson
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Labor secretary: Andrew Puzder
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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt
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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price
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Despite his insistence, an overwhelming majority of scientists have confirmed that climate change is a real issue that needs to be addressed.
Sanders also included a shot at Steven Mnuchin, who Trump tapped as treasury secretary.
Mnuchin worked at Goldman Sachs, a popular target for Sanders while he was on the campaign trail. The finance company became synonymous with the Great Recession in 2009 and the issue of income inequality.
Sanders wrote: “Is Mr. Mnuchin, a former executive at Goldman Sachs, going to rein in Wall Street’s greed and illegal behavior? I doubt it.”