Newt Gingrich told NPR that Trump doesn’t want to drain the swamp anymore. Newt said that Trump even refuses to acknowledge it now:
On Trump’s often-stated promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington
I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore. … I’d written what I thought was a very cute tweet about “the alligators are complaining,” and somebody wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff.
I’ve noticed on a couple of fronts, like people chanting “lock her up,” that he’s in a different role now and 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. I personally have, as a sense of humor, like the alligator and swamp language. … I think 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 fighting over it. But, you know, he is my leader and if he decides to drop the swamp and the alligator, I will drop the swamp and the alligator.
Remember how Trump blasted Ted Cruz for going against the grain in Washington? Trump has always been pro-establishment.
Just like other promises Trump made to get elected, draining the swamp clearly wasn’t one he intended to keep.
(h/t: The Hill)