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Newt Spills The Beans: Trump’s Swamp Is About To Get Even Murkier

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Newt Spills The Beans: Trump’s Swamp Is About To Get Even Murkier

After campaigning on a promise to “clean the swamp” and rid Washington of special interests, president-elect  Donald Trump has stacked his team with alligators —the likes of former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

Now, weeks before his inauguration, Trump’s ally Newt Gingrich just dropped a can of whoop ass on the Donald, revealing that all this talk about “cleaning the swamp” was just for show!

“Trump says the phrase was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore,” the former House speaker, told NPR’s ‘Morning Edition.’ “I’m told he now just disclaims that,” Gingrich added.

Gingrich told the station he’s noticed a post-election change in Trump’s attitude about certain “things.”

Trump this month acknowledged his threat to imprison Hillary Clinton for using a private email server was a show to garner support.

Apparently, vowing to “drain the swamp” may have been more of the same, he said.

“Maybe he feels that, as president, as the next president of the United States, that he should sideline his pledge to “drain the swamp,” Gingrich said.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), among others, has blasted Trump since the election for backpedaling on his promise to keep special interests out of Washington.

“What we are now beginning to see is what I feared,” Sanders said in November. “And that is a lot of what Mr. Trump was saying to get votes turns out to be not what he intends to do as the president of the United States,” he added.

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