“Say it with me, drain the swamp.”
Amid plenty of consternation from detractors, President-elect Donald Trump gave an early indication Tuesday that he has every intention to make good on his campaign pledge to shake up the status quo in Washington, D.C.
In a move to ensure people are not using government to enrich themselves, Trump began the process of purging lobbyists from his transition team and will ban potential appointees from lobbying for five years after leaving office, according to The Hill.
Trump team to ban administration officials from lobbying for five years https://t.co/2OqTXXaLBf pic.twitter.com/KDoSEQhfYT
— The Hill (@thehill) November 17, 2016
“All appointees will have to sign a document that signifies they either are not a registered lobbyist or have terminated any lobbying ties, as well as a pledge to not go back within five years,” The Hill reported.
The reaction on social media to the news shows the spirit that served to elect Trump remains alive and well, with his supporters expecting big things from the president-elect.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
@thehill say it with me
— Andraw Hotpockets (@HetP0cke) November 17, 2016
@thehill Love this guy.
— Ron Arcaro (@ronarcaro) November 17, 2016
@libthinking @thehill Obama said he’d do the same thing, then broke his promise in the first year of his administration.
— lll llllll (@lunatickfringe) November 17, 2016
@thehill I actually agree with this. Reform Washington’s corrupt little incestuous bubble.
— Meta VC (@Meta_VC) November 17, 2016
@thehill gonna be yuuge
— 2bitz (@2bitz1) November 17, 2016
@thehill let the Drain begin!!!!!
— TRUMP IS 45 ?? (@GeorgeHarvey019) November 17, 2016
@FoxNews Christie loaded up the team with lobbyists and Trump said, um no, “you’re FIRED”?
— Women 4 Trump (@Women4Trump) November 16, 2016
@FoxNews This is VERY VERY good news. Christie does not have the moral character. Pence does, and Pence is Great for Tech Disruptors.
— Julian Cox (@Julian_A_Cox) November 16, 2016
@FoxNews Pence removing lobbyists from Team Trump SOP #DrainTheSwamp pic.twitter.com/sfis8uu0O6
— Trumpocrats (@Trumpocrats) November 16, 2016
@FoxNews @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/uBtlcI7nhy
— Frank Knox® (@YourSpeakerz) November 16, 2016
Trump’s vow to ‘drain the swamp,’ ban lobbyists complicates administration hiring https://t.co/V91n2x7AY2 pic.twitter.com/NKASgz5xYr
— ABC7News (@ABC7News) November 17, 2016
“Drain the swamp” being cheered from the Trump Victory party with NC called pic.twitter.com/QwJobVCIMK
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 9, 2016
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