As we’ve seen, Trump’s campaign pledge before cheering crowds in the final weeks before the election that he would “drain the swamp” in Washington, DC, is just one more thing about which he was not serious. As David Graham, a politics writer for The Atlantic, explains in this piece:
The phrase was Trump’s shorthand for fighting cronyism in Washington—the malign machinations of the establishment; the corruption of crony capitalism; the revolving door between lobbyists and Washington; the undue influence of big business on government policy. Yet there are many indications that was just campaign puffery.
Well worth reading.
Today, we also have Corey Lewandowsky, Trump’s former campaign manager, avowing that “draining the swamp” is “somewhere down at the bottom” of the president-elect’s priorities. Just another way that Trump’s supporters were taken in by this con man.