What does it mean to drain the swamp in politics?
- LiliLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
It's not a really old, traditional expression. In the US, it's been used only occasionally and only since the 80s or so.
It basically means, "I'm going to root out all the corruption and the career employees just clinging to sinecures instead of doing any valuable work and create a new, better, cleaner, and more efficient system here in [name of state/country/city/capital].
Of course, little Donnie never did that. Under him, the "swamp" just got deeper and murkier.
It wasn't much of a swamp anyway. All those so-called "deep state" employees DO work hard, and they keep the country running via their long-acquired knowledge and expertise.
- ndmagicmanLv 72 months ago
For Trump it has meant turn the swamp into a cesspool of human fecal beings.
- Anonymous2 months ago
According to Republicans it means to blame every single thing they don't like on a conspiracy theory and scream about how black people are ruining the world.