I got a good laugh the other day when a TV commentator said that Trump has built a hotel in the "swamp."
As we all recall, Trump promised to clear the swamp out in Washington DC during his frenzied rallies in 2016. It was a great sound bite, and Republicans got on board and quickly passed the myth on to their conservative constituency and anyone else who would listen.
Even if you haven't been paying much attention to the revolving door in the West Wing, you're probably aware that quite a few Trump appointees have turned out to be thieving lying bastards!
Rather than go over the entire roll call of corrupt cronies who crept into government with the help of Trump, let's just go with the present examples.
When New York Republican Congressman (and big Trump supporter) Chris Collins got hauled away for securities fraud, wire fraud, and lying to investigators by special agents of the FBI Wednesday, it marked a continuing trend of serious criminal allegations against Trump's political allies and government appointees.
Collins was one of Trump's earliest congressional supporters. Now he's in big trouble.
And speaking of trouble… Trump's appointee to Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, could be "among the biggest grifters in American history," according to Forbes magazine, amid new allegations that he may have wrongly siphoned off more than $120 million from business associates.
What we know:
1) Trump stocked the swamp in Washington DC from Day One.
2) Our liar-in-chief even went so far as to build a hotel in the middle of the swamp (see current emolument case against Trump going through the courts based on his hotel in DC.)
3) The atmosphere in the White House is getting so toxic (swamp gases and bullshit) that few can stay there for very long. The one's that have stayed obviously discovered gas masks.
Time for me to walk on down the road...