December 21, 2016

Trump Disclaims Campaign Promise to "Drain the Swamp"

Matt Shuham (TPM):

“I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore,” Gingrich said, referring to the phrase. “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.”

Later, Gingrich added: “I personally, as a sense of humor, like the alligator and swamp language, and 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.”

Emphasis mine. Gingrich, a cynical inside operator with few scruples has no trouble with cognitive dissonance.

Coming so soon after re-assurance on this very issue (RedState):

Draining the swamp is an integral part of Trump’s Contract With the American Voter — his plan for the first hundred days of his presidency. The contract includes four items related to draining the swamp, or as Conway put it today, ending the corruption gravy train.

one can only advise that Trump’s supporters check the fine print on his “Contract With the American Voter.” It’s probably becoming yet another contract Trump welches on. His past is littered with contractors left without compensation. The election is his greatest deception to date.

There’s a word for people who believed anything Trump promised in his campaign. Sucker. For Trump himself, I prefer “shyster."

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