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Every Voice: Trump Opens Up His Team To The “Alligators In The Swamp He Said He’d Drain”

November 10, 2016 | Laura Friedenbach

Washington, D.C. — Following reports that Donald Trump is adding corporate lobbyists to his transition team and considering appointing big donors such as Steve Mnuchin and Harold Hamm to his cabinet, money-in-politics watchdog Every Voice released the following statement from president and CEO David Donnelly:

“President-elect Donald Trump’s adding corporate lobbyists to his transition team and considering appointing big donors to his cabinet does not bode well for following through on his campaign promise to ‘drain the swamp.’ After a campaign during which he stoked and deepened divisions along racial, gender, ethnic, and religious lines, Trump’s first move ought to be to demonstrate he will be president for all Americans, not one that reinforces the status quo by opening his presidential team to the alligators in the swamp he said he’d drain.”

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