Thursday, December 22, 2016

NEWT: Trump never really meant to "drain the swamp" He just said it for votes

King Donald can't very well claim he is draining the swamp from the alligators as he adds bigger alligators to it.  So, Newt (a man with a name that fits him perfectly) for once speaks the truth.  Donald only said that and many other of his "cute" promises to get votes from the duped electorate.  (As if we didn't know this!--but there are many Trump voters who naively believed everything Trump told them...and still do!)  With this revelation, don't expect those voters to desert Trump. Oh no, they will double down on their support, no matter if he starts a nuclear war -- which, from today's news, it looks like he is trying to do.  Welcome to Trump Bizarro Land -- where a President-elect has already committed impeachable offenses and hasn't even taken office yet.  And his supporters don't care at all that he lied to them, over and over and over.  As the little Emperor (with no clothes) has declared, "They would vote for me even if I murdered someone in the middle of 5th Avenue."  Yep. That is where we have come to with the GOP and its voters.  Thanks to their votes, the rest of us know we are in for a VERY BUMPY RIDE.
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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.

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.

"Maybe he feels that, as president, as the next president of the United States, that he should be marginally more dignified than talking about alligators in swamps," Gingrich said.

Gingrich said he personally likes the metaphor and thinks it "vividly illustrates the problem, because all the people in this city who are the alligators are going to hate the swamp being drained, and there's going to be constant infighting over it."

But if Trump decides to drop the refrain, Gingrich said he would do the same.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, has blasted Trump since the election for backpedaling on his promise to keep special interests out of Washington.

"What we are now beginning to see is what I feared," Sanders said in November. "And that is a lot of what Mr. Trump was saying to get votes turns out to be not what he intends to do as the president of the United States."


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