“Swamp” – thing: Newt recants claim Trump ditching anti-corruption vow


You call it a case of mixed-up metaphors-but-President Donald Trump his vows, “the swamp dry up” after the main ally specified, the dump was the anti-corruption catch-phrase renewed.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich had initially told NPR that Trump the “rejects” of the expression ” and “now says it was nice, but he doesn’t want to use it.”

But Gingrich has a video message on Thursday to enter, he made a “big boo boo”, and said: Trump has him recalled, he intends to “the swamp.” Gingrich wrote, “I goofed. The drainage of the swamp.”

I goofed. The drainage of the swamp is in, @realDonaldTrump is to do it, and the gators should be worried about. #DTS

— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 22, 2016

Trump also tweeted minutes earlier that “someone explained wrong,” he would not. with the sentence He tried to set the record straight.

Someone’s given incorrectly, that the sentence “was to lay THE SUMP dry” is no longer used by me. In fact, we will always try to DTS.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016

Trump’s assistant, previously said he remains committed to his underlying swamp-draining measures, such as the ban on outgoing Trump transition and management members from lobbying for five years. Trump bans all lobbyists from joining his transition team or the administration, unless you de-register.

“President-elect Trump’s ethics reform policy of full speed ahead,” transition spokesman Jason Miller said. “We are changing the way businesses work in Washington and begin, the American people first.”

At the same time, Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager, indicated Thursday morning, the other policy priorities are taking a front seat for the upcoming government.

“I think if you had to get up, in a chronological order, the swamp, probably somewhere at the bottom, in contrast to getting tax reform done , so that you can be sure that middle-class people will have more jobs, that we renegotiate our bad trade deals,” he told “Fox & Friends”. “At the end of the day, it comes to the economy.”

To open Lewandowski’s recent decision, a consulting business, only a block from the White house shows that insiders continue to play a role in the Trump administration.

Lewandowski, who is their ties to Trump, how to Trump was the first campaign manager, and the former trump adviser Barry Bennett, have become a government relations and political consulting and pitching to customers.

The move drew some criticism. Meredith McGehee, chief of policy, programs and strategies on the reform of the state-group, Problem, told the Associated Press, the movement is not “business as usual”.”

Lewandowski defended his new role Thursday, told Fox News that he wants only to be helpful in promoting the agenda of the economic Trump to help, while the company as a “resource”, want a quick answer and not a “long maybe” from the government.

“I’m not going to but a lobbyist,” he said.

Lewandowski has years of a fixed size in the Trump Tower in New York as President-elect forms his government. But since he never had an official transition of title, he is not in conflict Trump the prohibition on the transfer of the officials go to the lobby in the government.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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