Trump: Don't Listen To Newt, We're Still Going To 'Drain The Swamp'

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Dec 22, 2016 11:55 AM
Trump: Don't Listen To Newt, We're Still Going To 'Drain The Swamp'

On Wednesday, Newt Gingrich said that the phrase "Drain the swamp" was no more.

I'm told he now just disclaims that. He now says it was cute, but he doesn't want to use it anymore. ... I'd written what I thought was a very cute tweet about "the alligators are complaining," and somebody wrote back and said they were tired of hearing this stuff. ...

On Thursday, however, the president-elect struck back, saying on Twitter that he will "always be trying to DTS." (Drain the swamp.)

Many of Trump's cabinet appointees have been longtime Washington D.C. insiders, calling some to question how committed he actually was to "draining the swamp."

Apparently, he's very committed--at least, on Twitter.

UPDATE: Gingrich has chimed in on Twitter with his mea culpa. He said he made a "big boo boo."