Trump has already given up on "draining the swamp," prominent Republican says

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Trump has already given up on "draining the swamp," prominent Republican says

Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Wed Dec 21, 2016 11:18 pm

(CNN)"Drain the swamp" was a refrain of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, but Newt Gingrich says the president-elect "doesn't want to use it anymore" now that he's knee-deep in alligators.

"I'm told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore," Gingrich, who informally advises Trump, said Wednesday on NPR's "Morning Edition."

The former House Speaker said that he had "written what I thought was a very cute tweet about 'the alligators are complaining,'" but that "somebody wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff."

During his campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to "drain the swamp" -- leading chants of the phrase at his rallies -- part of an anti-establishment, anti-Washington message that was predicated on rooting out corruption and bringing an outsider's perspective to government.
But since the election, the phrase has been turned against Trump with biting irony.

Critics have used it to assail Trump's high-level appointments of Wall Street and DC veterans, like former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Ron Klain, a former Obama administration official, tweeted, "Sure, Drain the Swamp. Congrats to all you outsiders who thought that Hillary Clinton was too establishment."

http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/21/politics/newt-gingrich-trump-drain-the-swamp/index.html

So how many campaign promises have to be broken before Inauguration Day before I can stop giving Trump a chance? He's already said that his promise to save jobs at Carrier was a "euphenism."


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Re: Trump has already given up on "draining the swamp," prominent Republican says

Post by Original Quill on Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:14 am

Trump wants to drain the swamp of Trumpsters. Such a phony.

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