'The Swamp Is Winning': Gianno Caldwell Blames Omnibus Bill for Slowing Down Federal Reform
Fox News political analyst Gianno Caldwell said Thursday night that although President Trump seems to be fulfilling his promise of "draining the swamp," his recently approved omnibus bill has started to fill it back up.
"The swamp certainly appears that they’re winning," Caldwell said. "Especially when you talk about the budget bill that just passed."
Caldwell referred to the massive $1.3 trillion bill as a "slap in the face to every conservative that voted for President Trump."
He also said the president should have vetoed the bill, which Trump threatened to do before ultimately signing it.
Trump signed the 2,232-page legislation reluctantly -- which prevented a government shutdown -- but then said, "I will never sign another bill like this again."
I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2018
The president, though, asserted Thursday that his administration is following through on its promise.
"Sometimes it may not look like it, but believe me, we are draining the swamp ... and people don't like it," he said at a White House press conference.
Conversely, former Hillary Clinton director of strategic communications Adrienne Elrod said Trump isn't draining the swamp at all, pointing to reported actions taken by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
"Sometimes I don't even think that he believes the words that are coming out of his mouth," she said.
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