Steve Bannon: ‘The Swamp’ Will Take Decades to Drain

Image result for washington swamp creaturesFormer White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon revealed in a Sunday interview that he believes it will take decades to drain the swamp of Washington, D.C.

“The permanent political class, as represented by both parties … you’re not going to drain that in eight months,” Bannon said during an interview with CBS News anchor Charlie Rose for 60 Minutes. “You’re not going to drain it in two terms. This is going to take ten, 15, 20 years of relentlessly going after it.”

Bannon pointed out that nine of the most wealthy counties in the country circled Washington D.C., explaining that within 50 years, the permanent political class had turned it into big profits.

“The swamp is a business model,” he said, pointing to the political donors, consultants, K Street lobbyists, and politicians working in Washington, D.C.

Bannon recalled his first meeting with Trump and Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, where the senior Republican told them to stop saying that they were going to “drain the swamp.”

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Pres. Trump's support for birthright reform as an important aspect of his overall comprehensive immigration reform package is a matter of record. I am just wondering now that Bannon's political genius is gone from the White House, will Pres. Trump see this through or did we lose birthright reform with Bannon's departure? Time will tell.



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