Donald Trump is not draining the swamp.

Cronyism in Trump’s Cabinet

Cronyism in Trump’s Cabinet

Getting to know the real Donald Trump.
Jan. 9 2017 4:10 PM

Corporatists, Conservatives, Cronies, and Cranks

If Donald Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp” feels like a con, that’s because it is.

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Slate’s chief political correspondent Jamelle Bouie talks to Jesse Eisinger, a senior reporter at ProPublica, about Donald Trump’s economic team and specifically Steven Mnuchin.

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Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.