148 Lobbyist Work for the Trump Administration

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Donald Trump Feeds the Swamp

Counter to Trump’s 2016 mantra, “drain the swamp”, there are currently 148 staff members of the Trump Administration that are former lobbyists. In fact, in over 3 years, Trump added more former lobbyists to his administration than Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama did over eight years.

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…these men and women made their way through the revolving door and were either previously lobbyists and now work in the Trump Administration or were previously in the Administration and work as lobbyists.

“Without the cooling off period, these Cabinet heads appear to be serving their former employers’ and clients’ special interests,” said Virginia Canter, chief ethics counsel of the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Associate Press