DRAINING THE SWAMP: Trump And Pence Cut Lobbyists From White House Transition Team

Trump and Pence

Donald Trump promised to drain the swamp in Washington. And he’s already doing it! With the help of Vice President Elect Mike Pence, Trump is sending the special interest lobbyists packing.

The Washington Examiner reports:

You’re fired: Trump vows to cut all lobbyists from transition team

President-elect Trump’s White House transition team has vowed to go lobbyist-free, after coming under criticism for staffing up on lobbyists despite campaign promises to fight the influence of special interests in Washington.

Vice President-elect Pence and the White House transition have signaled plans to clear out any lobbyists serving in official roles as they begin the 10-week transition process until Trump’s inaugration on Jan. 20, according to a report from Fox News.

Throughout Trump’s campaign, he vowed to “drain the swamp,” a reference to special interest and lobbying groups trying to influence the legislative and executive branches. But as the transition team was announced, commentors pointed out that it was filled with individuals who had worked as lobbyists.

It will be interesting to see if the media gives Trump any credit for this.

Here’s a Twitter update from Trump about the cabinet selection process:

Excellent! We can’t wait to hear who he picks.

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