Newt Gingrich: Donald Trump No Longer Wants to “Drain the Swamp”

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Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump

Not that he ever wanted to, but here’s Newt Gingrich admitting what many of us already knew regarding Donald Trump’s fake populism.

Politico reports:

President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to “drain the swamp” in Washington of corruption, but now that he’s preparing to move into the White House, Newt Gingrich said the Manhattan real estate mogul is looking to distance himself from that message.

“I’m told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore,” the former House Speaker and close Trump adviser said of the “drain the swamp” message in an NPR interview published Wednesday morning.

Trump’s Cabinet and other high-level appointments seem to have deviated somewhat from his “drain the swamp” message. After attacking Democrat Hillary Clinton regularly throughout the campaign for being too close to Wall Street banks, Trump has put three former Goldman Sachs executives in prominent White House positions, including Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, Steve Bannon as chief White House strategist and Gary Cohn as the director of the National Economic Council.

As I highlighted in the recent post, The Election Never Ended:

As Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge fund manager and top adviser to Trump, as well as a former Goldman Sachs banker himself, put it Thursday: “I think the cabal against the bankers is over.”

Indeed, as we all know, U.S. government economic policy has been essentially handed over to Goldman Sachs during this transition period. Must be a reward for its most recent settlement for rigging yet another market.

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Reuters reports:

Goldman Sachs Group Inc will pay a $120 million penalty to resolve civil charges that it attempted to manipulate a global benchmark for interest rate products known on Wall Street as “ISDAFIX,” U.S. derivatives regulators said Wednesday.

The case against Goldman Sachs, brought by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was the latest in a series of broad investigations into manipulation by big banks of a variety of global benchmark rates.

To date, the CFTC has imposed penalties of over $5.2 billion stemming from these probes, which include Libor and Euribor, foreign exchange benchmarks, and the U.S. Dollar International Swaps and Derivatives Association Fix, or USD ISDAFIX.

A number of banks have also resolved parallel criminal charges related to the manipulation of various global benchmarks.

Goldman Sachs, which was also accused by the CFTC of making false reports on the benchmark rate, will settle the case without admitting or denying the charges.

Penalties don’t change the behavior of white collar criminals. Jail sentences would, but we don’t see any of that when it comes to bank execs.

On the other hand…

Thanks for playin’ America.

For related articles, see:

Interview with The Corbett Report – Trump Fills the Swamp With Steven Mnuchin

Draining the Swamp? Wall Street is Already Loving Donald Trump

Trump Fills the Swamp with Elaine Chao (Mitch McConnell’s Wife) for Transportation Secretary

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  • Tom Sawyer

    You can’t believe anything NPR says about Trump. I listened to NPR for a long time in my work truck for the educational stuff but as soon as campaign time started creeping in they had an anti trump story every day, npr is so one sided it makes me sick. I hope Trump takes away any government funding they receive.

  • Tom Sawyer

    If you notice on the NPR website they removed the comment section so they can try to control the conversation but it is hopeless for the loser’s

    • No comment section = red flag.

      • 655321

        Exactly why NPR got rid of it’s comment board, too many posts calling out it’s fake news.

  • Phil_Ossifer

    Read closely…Trump said he was abandoning use of the slogan, “drain the swamp,” not the idea the slogan represents. Trump himself admitted he thought the slogan was juvenile at best but he decided to try it anyhow. Which, if you think about it, was a backhanded comment on the level of sophistication of the average voter. Anyway, Trump is pretty good at playing the media and beating them at their own game so keep watching. It should get VERY interesting in a month or so.

    • 2nd alias

      Trump isn’t going to drain the swamp one bit, instead he’s building it bigger. Just look at his cabinet choices. Time and time again he’s proceed that hes been nothing but controlled opposition for the same khazarian mafia that Clinton belongs to.

  • Mary

    Why would anyone who’s informed believe anything Newt Gingrich says? Gingrich is a member of the CFR…a total globalist. Trump knows what he’s doing and he’s smart enough not to blab it to outsiders. Trump likes to mess with the elitists heads and keep them guessing. All is well.

  • ahuxley

    I voted for who will likely turn out to be the Phony-Swamp-Drainer while holding my nose.
    That choice was based on one issue and one issue only: War with Russia.
    The Pantsuit Princess appeared 110% guaranteed to take us to war with the Bear. That will be a lose, lose proposition. Trump is without doubt as corrupt as anyone else aspiring to the US Presidency, but, and this is a big but, I believe that he will avoid a war with Russia.
    Will he drain the swamp…?
    Hardly.
    Will he secure our borders to avoid the what’s happening in Europe with open borders…?
    Time will tell.
    Will he get us all vaporized in the name of the NWO…?
    I think he has the intelligence and humanity to avoid that.
    I hope I’m right…

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  • g.johnon

    donald, looks like maybe you got one hundred days to keep the streets from going viral.