We knew this. We tried to warn folks. But alas, no one believed. Join me in not being shocked to discover that corporate lobbyists are all standing in line waiting to be part of the Trump administration.
It appears Trump is already backtracking on that pledge. Politico reportsthat “lobbyists are all over” Trump’s transition team. Those lobbyists include Cindy Hayden of tobacco company Altria; Michael Torrey, owner of a lobbying firm representing the American Beverage Association; Steve Hart, chairman of the Williams & Jensen firm; and Michael McKenna, who lobbies on behalf of Dow Chemical.
Trump’s reliance on insiders goes beyond lobbyists. His financial advisory team is full of veteran Wall Streeters such as former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin, the Wall Street Journal reports. Both Mnuchin and former JPMorgan chief Jamie Dimon are reportedly in the mix to be Trump’s Treasury Secretary.
Our regular readers know we are not surprised. But will those "economically challenged white men and women" in the rural areas who elected Trump be disappointed?
I doubt it, which is why we keep reminding everyone not to call this "Trumpism." It's not Trumpism, it's Republicanism. As I write, Washington DC is being swarmed and slimed with those very same swamp creatures Trump promised to shun.