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President Donald Trump began his term in office with a flurry of activity, keeping campaign promises. But in recent days he has reneged, backing globalists, war, and cronyism.
On the campaign trail, candidate Donald Trump got crowds roaring with his signature promise to “Drain the Swamp.” But now that he is President Trump, could the infamous establishment swamp of Washington, D.C., be draining him instead of the other way around? Maybe. At this point, it is hard to tell for sure. But the warning signs are certainly flashing brighter, and getting harder to ignore. Already, known swamp creatures are operating across the administration in key posts. And now, Trump is waffling on key promises and sidelining key anti-establishment voices.
But Trump insists he is following through on his promises — and the battle may not be over yet. As far as following through on his key promises goes, the Trump administration has been a mixed bag so far. At first, despite backing down on the bid to jail “Crooked Hillary” for her crime spree, things were going fairly well. (See article on page 10.) But his recent backtracking should not be ignored. On the campaign trail, Trump proclaimed that “Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.” Yet by late April, he was singing a very different tune. “I’m a nationalist and a globalist,” Trump was quoted as saying in the Wall Street Journal. “I’m both.”
Swamp Creatures Creeping In
If “personnel is policy,” as the oft-quoted saying from the Reagan era goes, then Trump’s personnel choices are certainly very revealing regarding whether Americans can hope for a swamp draining. Indeed, among Trump’s most recent and important selections were Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster to serve as National Security Adviser and Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court — both of whom have been listed as members of the establishment globalist swamp known as the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). There were already several CFR-linked officials in the Cabinet before the latest additions — and of course the CFR represents the very same forces that viciously libeled and attacked Trump in their failed bid to stop him.
This article appears in the May 22, 2017, issue of The New American. To download the issue and continue reading this story, or to subscribe, click here.
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