This is a BIG part of draining the swamp, and Trump is making it happen.
Lobbyist in Washington basically ARE the swamp. The whole system makes my skin crawl.
Working on a Saturday, Trump signed two executive orders banning for life administration officials from lobbying for foreign governments and banning for 5 years after leaving office all other lobbying.
When the swamp isn’t open for business after you leave public office, there will be far less corruption!
The two orders are already being referred to as “historic”.
More from WBUR News:
President Donald Trump acted Saturday to fulfill a key portion of his pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington, banning administration officials from ever lobbying the U.S. on behalf of a foreign government and imposing a separate five-year ban on other lobbying.
Trump has said individuals who want to aid him in his quest to “Make America Great Again” should focus on the jobs they will be doing to help the American people, not thinking ahead to the future income they could rake in by peddling their influence after serving in government.
“Most of the people standing behind me will not be able to go to work,” Trump joked, referring to an array of White House officials who lined up behind him as he sat at his Oval Office desk. The officials included Vice President Mike Pence, chief of staff Reince Priebus, senior strategist Steve Bannon and counselor Kellyanne Conway. “So you have one last chance to get out.”
Trump said he talked about the ban a lot during the campaign and “we’re now putting it into effect.”