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The New Interior Secretary Rode A Horse To Work And Folks Think It’s So Rad

"Anyone who wears jeans and rides a horse to work is OK in my book."

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President Trump's pick for interior secretary, Ryan Zinke, was confirmed on Wednesday. On his first day on the job, he chose to commute in DC by horse.

newly-confirmed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rode a horse to work this morning. extremely Zinke move. Photo courte… https://t.co/N1RpzXjhrF

Zinke was even outfitted in riding boots and a cowboy hat. The spectacle had some people blinking incredulously.

Oh nothing, just America's new Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arriving for work on a HORSE

A lot of people thought the stunt was pretty groovy.

Today Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke rode a horse to work. Keep it real. #Montana

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Special assistant to Trump Cliff Sims said Zinke "was the man" for this.

Secretary of the @Interior Ryan Zinke is the man. That is all.

Philip Rucker of The Washington Post thought it was an "amazing" stunt, and a wink to his Montana roots.

Amazing. Interior Secretary Zinke rode a horse to work today. In downtown Washington. Can’t take the Montana out of… https://t.co/i7h2n3rS25

Louisiana Rep. Ralph Abraham gave his entire approval to the cowboy ~lewk~ and added that Zinke is going to do "a great job".

Anyone who wears jeans and rides a horse to work is OK in my book. @RyanZinke is going to do a great job as… https://t.co/i1UCNP2l7o

And Trump transitional team member, and a rumored White House appointee, Anthony Scaramucci was also charmed.

You have to love an Interior Secretary who rides his horse to work - in Washington, DC! https://t.co/MC5g9ria1a

"This is so cool," one woman wrote.

This is so cool! New interior secretary rode a horse to work this morning. https://t.co/vPBSMAg9oU

But — of course — for folks who didn't give enough of a fuck, Zinke riding a horse through downtown DC is at the very least hilarious.

Or, y'know, save a horse and just ride the subway.

The US Secretary of the Interior rode a horse to work today. We've just received footage of the Treasury Secretary… https://t.co/fBC6q6hWFZ

Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in New York.

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