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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Donald Trump On D.C.: ‘The Whole Place is One Big Lobbyist’

President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to drain the swamp of Washington D.C., but he admits in a recent interview that he might have to rely on lobbyists to help his transition team.

During an interview with CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl, Trump admitted that he did have lobbyists on his team, but explained that it was the current state of the culture in Washington D.C.

“Everybody’s a lobbyist down there,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of things to clean up the system. But everybody that works for government, they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. I mean, the whole place is one big lobbyist.”

During Trump’s presidential campaign, he promised to institute a five year ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after leaving government service. He also promised to create a lifetime ban of White House officials lobbying for a foreign government.

Trump indicated he would need politically connected people to help him know the system, even if they were lobbyists.



Anonymous said...

Use them , then , Drain Them ....kick them to the curb....

Anonymous said...

I am sorry, but Mr. Trump will not be able to institute such a ban on government employees. How would the corporations continue to get their way?

All of us must realize that the POTUS has very little power.

Soon, Mr. Trump will be told what he can do and say.

Anonymous said...

drain the swamp asap...

Anonymous said...

All are trying to gang up on Trump before he even gets in office....just see the news

All complain over all he does... this is simply revenge
from Hillary Mafia....of sore loosers.....all to be expected

He has his work cut out for him ....but he is the man who
can do what needs to be done...just wait and see....

Anonymous said...

The place is ONE BIG SEWER.....

How Can Anyone Drain such a swamp ?? It will take a
Miracle !!

It Long Overdue ... drain it for me and you !!!