Letter: How’s that drainy-swampy thing working out for you?

President Donald Trump waves after meeting with the 2018 White House Correspondents' Association Scholarship Winners on the South Portico of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Now I understand that a lot of the people who voted for Donald Trump did so to shake things up in Washington. They felt that the powers that be were taking advantage of them, the swamp needed to be drained and Hillary Clinton was too close to Wall Street to do so.

Well, since Trump has taken office, things have been shaken up in the following ways:

  • Five members of his election effort have been found guilty of federal charges, mostly having to do with financial fraud. 

  • Two of his Cabinet members have had to resign for misusing federal funds for personal use and others are under investigation. 

  • Trump’s sons have been heard using their connections to the Trump administration to sell real estate overseas. 

  • His son-in-law and adviser has been found to have not paid federal income taxes in years despite his own wealth.

  • Trump himself turns out to have inherited much of his wealth (by hiding transfers from his father from the IRS) rather than being self-made as he claims.

I could go on, but you get the idea.

His one big accomplishment is a tax cut that will explode the deficit but will save him thousands (or is it millions?) while having made very little difference in my take-home pay. And leading Republicans in Congress claim that Social Security and Medicare will have to be cut back because we can’t afford them anymore.

In light of the above, my question to all of you Trump supporters is: Just how is that drainy-swampy thing working out for ya?

Robert Cady, Holladay

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