Trump Is Swamp King & The GOP Is Mucked
"It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C. This is why I'm proposing a package of ethics reforms to make our government honest once again."
- Donald J. Trump, October 2016, Wisconsin campaign rally
The hypocrisy! Even before he took office, Trump was battling with the Office of Government Ethics. As Trump pointed his orange finger at "Washington politicians," the federal ethics office was overwhelmed by calls from people pointing to Trump and urging investigations into his conflicts of interest.
By May 2017, the fact that Trump hadn't followed through on Project Swampdrain was evident even to his supporters. A Monmouth University poll found that just 24 percent of respondents believed he was draining the swamp. Thirty-two percent believed he was making matters worse.
As the new Trump Administration made Washington swampier and swampier, the Republican-dominated Congress refused to acknowledge that a Trump toupee was clogging the drain.
So-called representatives wear rose-colored goggles in the Trump swamp. But fear not, Resistance! The man-made swamp that Trump built is now so thick, it's like quicksand. Any move he makes, he's in deeper. He's going down.