Trump campaigned as a person who was going to fight against the establishment and drain the swamp of corrupt politicians with links to Wall Street from his administration. He has done nothing of the sort.
|Trump is adding to the swamp and merely bringing in new establishment figures, some connected to Wall Street. As a recent article in the Washington Post put it: "The notion that he was going to drain the swamp, however, seemed like a pretty potent theme during the campaign. And we can already be pretty sure that there will be no swamp-draining. Trump has merely added his own family and his retinue to the existing swamp." Trump's anti-establishment cabinet probably is representative of the fabled one percent top wealth bracket: "Put together, Trump’s Cabinet and administration could be worth as much as $35 billion, a staggering agglomeration of wealth unprecedented in American history." Trump himself claims to be worth more than $10 billion. Businesswoman Betsy DeVos comes from a family worth $5.1 billion. He is considering oil magnate Harold Hamm worth $15.3 billion and investor Wilbur Ross at $2.9 billion. Mitt Romney also being considered is worth around a mere $250 million and lawyer Rudy Guliani is worth just tens of millions.|