As President Donald Trump goes to Capitol Hill tonight for his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, both parties fully expect him to again sound the call for action on a repeal of the Obama health law, though GOP lawmakers in Congress admit they still don’t have an internal agreement on how best to replace the Obama health law.
Back from a ten day break, the U.S. Senate on Monday evening easily approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Secretary, but Democrats again made clear they would not allow swift action on several other Trump Cabinet nominees, as Republicans again protested the extended delays.
The accounting firm responsible for tallying Oscar votes and keeping up with envelopes containing the winners has apologized for the Best Picture gaffe at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards, but President Donald Trump believes the mix-up was actually about him.
Brushing aside a former GOP Speaker of the House who said President-Elect Trump was done with the saying, “Drain the Swamp,” Mr. Trump made clear on Thursday afternoon that he was not giving up on his effort to clean things up in Washington.
“Someone incorrectly stated that the phrase “DRAIN THE SWAMP” was no longer being used by me,” Trump tweeted, as he vowed to keep saying it.
Someone incorrectly stated that the phrase "DRAIN THE SWAMP" was no longer being used by me. Actually, we will always be trying to DTS.
In his video, Gingrich said he had been on the phone with the President-Elect today.
“He reminded me, he likes draining the swamp; I mischaracterized it the other day,” Gingrich said.
Before and after the election, Mr. Trump has often said at his rallies that he didn’t like the idea of using the line, “Drain the Swamp,” but that the reaction had been so positive, that he kept doing it.
“Oh, that is so hokey,” Trump said, admitting he didn’t think it would work well on the campaign trail.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.