ATLANTA — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Friday said his department would be a faithful steward of the country’s public lands and that no president in his lifetime is “more for us” than President Trump.
“My top priority is restoring trust,” Mr. Zinke told activists at the National Rifle Association lobbying arm’s 2017 “Leadership Forum.”
“We want to be … the advocate for hunting, fishing, and traditional use, rather than the adversary,” he said.
“I just want to say from the bottom of my heart: thank you. We all knew where our country was headed, and we didn’t quit,” he said.
Mr. Zinke called the president a “magnificent boss” and said Mr. Trump calls him weekly and asks him what he needs.
“There is no president in my lifetime that is more for us than President Donald J. Trump,” he said.