Trump Appoints Lobbyists to his Transition Team

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  1. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Full Story: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/u...s-now-theyre-on-his-transition-team.html?_r=0


    So much for "draining the swamp"!
     
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    Don't fred - it'll clearly be an inside job. Like his borderline fascist campaign to get the nutters out to vote.
     
  3. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Actually, if he does tap Jamie Dimon for treasury, it'll be one of his best moves. He's kept his nose clean and did a very good job while he was with JP Morgan. Whether he takes the offer is another issue.
     
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    I thought he wanted to "drain the swamp"?

    Don't tell me idiots actually fell for that.
     
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    Failing before he even takes the oath of office. He failed bigly with his tweet about protestors. Made it about him instaead of trying to heal a pissed off country.
     
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    Was he specific about which swamp he meant? maybe there is more than one in Washington? :p
     
  9. samcraig macrumors P6

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    All rhetoric. You drain the swamp and just refill the swamp. It's still a swamp
     
  10. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    We have to see the actions.
    John Legere was an AT&T guy, when he was put in charge of T-Mobile everyone thought that he was going to be your typical CEO of a failing company. It ended up being T-Mobile's best choice.
    Kissinger was an obscure Harvard teacher and anti-Nixonian member of Rockefeller's staff. When Nixon called him for the NSC everyone thought that he was going senile. It ended up Nixon's best choice.
    History is full of similar examples. So yes, we'll keep an eye on this guy but don't think that his lobbyist past will make that much of a difference. It all depends on what he does and if he follows the administration's lead.
     
  11. sc4rf4c3 macrumors regular

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    He wanted to drain the swamp to remove the alligators just to fill it back with crocodiles.
     
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    .....

    Dozens of fraud settlements under his leadership costing citizens millions of dollars. Don't confuse America's inability to hold people accountable with "doing a good job".
     
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    snakes ,leaches and lawyers.
     
  14. BoxerGT2.5 macrumors 68000

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    Didn't Obama say the same thing in 2008 and then ended up hiring lobbyists?
     
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    When everything is said and done, there is usually more said, than done.

    Some of our most effective Presidents have also been some of our worst Presidents. The only President to fulfill every one of his major campaign promises was James K. Polk, Fifty-four forty or fight!

    http://www.classroomhelp.com/lessons/Presidents/polk.html
     
  16. twietee macrumors 603

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    So that's how you make America Great Again? Doing it the Obama way? :confused:
     
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    It's cover for when he directs the Department of Justice to go after his political opponents.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Welcome to real life. Everything is rife with fraud. Even the federal government that governs others for fraud.
     
  19. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Why did you cite "fifty four forty or fight?" Was it because you thought that this was one of these fulfilled campaign promises?

    Are you familiar with Latitude and Longitude? Do you know how to use a globe?
     
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    Polk called for expansion that included Texas, California, and the entire Oregon territory. The northern boundary of Oregon was the latitude line of 54 degrees, 40 minutes. "Fifty-four forty or fight!" was the popular slogan that led Polk to victory against all odds.
     
  21. MacAndMic macrumors 6502

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    Looks to me that his arming up with people who knew how to manipulate government. Who better to take the role but the experienced in manipulating? they now play for the opposite team and know the opponents playbook. Of course it begs the question, will they use the role ala Clinton to line their pockets? That could definitely exist but you keep a firm grip on them and the first impropriety, say goodbye.
     
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    And recognizing this, you have no qualms about hiring Jamie Dimon, head of one of the companies that almost destroyed the world economy to a position in the Treasury.

    Honest to god I'm starting to think that some of these Trump people just want the world to burn.
     
  23. twietee macrumors 603

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    That's what I was saying (first)!!

    He's pulling an inside job - and a brilliant one too. So when it appears like only him and his buddies are benefitting while the rest suffers it's just a smokescreen, a distraction of what's really going on. :cool:

    But good for us that there are some experienced MR members around that watch him like a hawk from now on.
     
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    Look at a map, the actual border is much further south on the 49th parallel.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 11, 2016 ---
    That was the only logical reason for voting for him.
     
  25. APlotdevice thread starter macrumors 68040

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    As long as their lining of pockets doesn't get in the way of Trump lining his own pockets, I don't see any conflict.
     

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