Independent, UK - It looks like Donald Trump does not want to “drain the swamp” after all.
“I’m told he now just disclaims that,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told NPR, when asked about Mr Trump’s boast. “He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore.” Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has been a senior adviser to Donald Trump
He speculated that Mr Trump might feel that, as he is the President-elect, “he should be marginally more dignified” than leading crowds in chants such as “drain the swamp” and “lock her up”.
Mr Trump started calling for “draining the swamp” at his rallies sometime in mid-October and it soon became a favourite amongst his supporters, who continue to chant it at the Thank You Tour rallies Mr Trump has been holding in the states he won.
PS: Washington never was a swamp. This is one of the long lasting myths about the city.