I wasn't a trump supporter but i did like his plan to "clean out the swamp" in regards to ridding the halls of government with career politicians and lobbyists and reducing the influence of wall street in politics.
So I was pretty disappointed to see the number of lobbyists, career politicians and high level wall street bankers players on his transition team (10of19).
*I was especially shocked to see the ties to the much vilified Koch Brothers, Michael Catanzaro and Mike Mckenna have*
is it concerning or disappointing to you that perhaps the status quo may not change?
Most Helpful Girl
I'm not really surprised. Do you think a businessman would be interested in "cleaning out the swamp"? I can see why he would put people in there who would suit his business interests. Trump has many high level friends I'm sure, and he wants them to be kept happy so that is what he is most likely going to do.
Unfortunately with any election, people make promises they do not intend to keep just so they can get those votes.
The problem is so many people believed he was invested in it for them. But I don't think that's going to be the case. I don't think Trump is the "every man" candidate that people thought he might be. Now we'll see once things get settled, but I'm not convinced he's going to work in the best interest of the people.
Unfortunately there isn't much in it for him to do that. It's more of a "I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine" type of deal now a days in government no matter who is in there.
in my opinion this is a venture for him. He's going to make it work for him. It may have started off as something he thought would be fun to try, but now that he actually won I think he's going to try and make money off of it somehow. But maybe that's just the cynic in me.1
Most Helpful Guy
Yes, I'm not surprised. He projected an image as an outsider, just as Obama did, but then, like Obama, he is turning out already to be as much of an insider as Hilary or the other politicians.
I didn't vote for him, and I feel sorry for many of those who did. They expected to overturn the system... but nothing like that is going to happen!2
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