Thursday, December 22, 2016

Newt Gingrich Says Trump Has Given Up On ‘Draining The Swamp’

After campaigning on a promise to clean up Washington and rid it of special interests, Donald Trump has stacked his team with the likes of former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson
Now, just weeks before taking office, Trump has decided to sideline his pledge to “drain the swamp,” his ally Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.
I’m told he now just disclaims that,” Gingrich (R-Ga.) the former House speaker, told NPR’s “Morning Edition.” “He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore.”
Gingrich posted to Twitter this week what he described to NPR as “a very cute tweet” about the alligators in Washington. But someone ― Gingrich didn’t disclose who ― sent him a note saying they were tired of hearing such talk.
The alligators are unhappy about draining the swamp. That is the explanation for the nonsense about subverting the electoral college.

Gingrich told NPR he’s noticed a post-election change in Trump’s attitude about certain things, namely the “lock her up” chant that rang through campaign events. 
Trump this month acknowledged his threat to imprison Hillary Clinton for using a private email server was a show to garner support. 
Apparently, vowing to “drain the swamp” may have been more of the same. Read full story here 

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