Trump Promised to Drain the Swamp

Refills it with WH Sycophants and Those Who Will Not Speak Truth to Power

Photo courtesy of the Daily Mail

President Donald J. Trump (aka The Swamp Fox) promised to “drain the swamp” as he campaigned for President in 2016. It sounded like a good idea, initially, but he left us in the dark about one important detail: He was going to rapidly refill it with more bodies than any president in modern history.

Since his initial promise in 2016, Trump has managed to jam-pack the swamp to overflowing with a host of good people from the former administration, along with several bottom-feeders from his administration, not limited to: Shysters, perjurers, inept sycophants, sleazy gangster types, Fox News favorites and a fool’s parade of losers and jokers, wife-beaters and tax evaders, along with big spenders — courtesy of the American taxpayers.

Below is a list of a few of those who have hit the pavement because they either spoke truth to power or thought that the rules for government employees applied to everyone but themselves, as well as an additional list of chopping block appointees who will surely disappear before the year’s end.

  • Sally Yates: Acting Attorney General and holdover from Obama Administration
  • Mike Flynn: National Security Advisor
  • James Comey: FBI Director and holdover from the Obama Administration
  • Mike Dubke: WH Communications Director
  • Sean Spicer: WH Press Secretary
  • Reince Priebus: WH Chief of Staff
  • Anthony Scaramucci: WH Communications Director
  • Steve Bannon: Chief Strategist and senior counselor
  • Sebastian Gorka: Deputy Assistant to the President
  • Tom Price: Secretary of HHS
  • Dina Powell: Deputy Nat’l Security Advisor
  • Josh Raffel: Communications Director
  • Omarosa Manigault-Newman: Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison
  • Rob Porter: WH staff secretary
  • Hope Hicks: Communications Director
  • Gary Cohn: Director of the National Economic Council and the chief economic adviser to the president
  • John McEntee — personal aide
  • Rex Tillerson: Secretary of State
  • Steven Goldstein: Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
  • Josh Raffel: Deputy communications director
  • Rick Dearborn: deputy chief of staff
  • George Sifakis: director, Office of Public Liaison
  • Ezra Cohen-Watnick: senior director for intelligence programs, National Security Council
  • Michael Short: Senior press assistant
  • Walter Shaub: director, Office of Government Ethics
  • Vivek Murthy: Surgeon General
  • Angella Reid: chief usher, White House
  • Katie Walsh: Deputy Chief of Staff
  • Preet Bharara: U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York

Others rumored to be on the chopping block:

· Steve Mnuchin: Secretary of the Treasury for spending over 1 million dollars of taxpayer money to fly him and his wife around the world

· Ben Carson: Secretary of HUD for rewarding his son and daughter-in-law with special government contracts and for attempting to purchase extravagant furniture for the office dining room and lying about it

· Jeff Sessions: Attorney General for doing his job

· Rob Rosenstein: Deputy Attorney General for doing his job

· John Kelly: WH Chief of Staff for well, just being Kelly

· H. R. McMaster: NSA Chief for speaking truth to power

· David Shulkin: Secretary of Veterans Affairs for acceptance of improper favors for his wife and himself

· Scott Pruitt: EPA Secretary for building a $43,000 soundproof phone booth in his office. Apparently fossil fuels ARE hot topics!

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