Drain the swamp

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Swampland near Benton Ridge, Ohio; the channel pictured is used to "drain the swamp".

Drain the swamp is a phrase which since the 1980s has frequently been used by American politicians. The phrase alludes to the historical draining of swamps to keep mosquito populations low to combat malaria.[1] It has been used as a metaphor by:

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  1. ^ a b c Harrington, Rebecca (November 11, 2016). "Here's what Trump means when he says 'drain the swamp' — even though it's not an accurate metaphor". Business Insider. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Berger, Victor L. (1913). Broadsides. Social-Democratic Publishing Company. p. 107.
  3. ^ Garcia, Eric (October 18, 2016). "A History of 'Draining the Swamp'". Roll Call. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  4. ^ "Reagan still draining the swamp (March 12, 1983)". Chicago Tribune (March 12, 1983). Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Stern, Jessica (November 2001). "Preparing for a War on Terrorism". Current History. 100 (649): 355. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  6. ^ Clines, Francis X. (March 17, 2000). "THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE REFORM PARTY; Buchanan Wraps Himself In McCain's Flag of Reform". The New York Times. Retrieved November 7, 2017.
  7. ^ Espo, David (October 6, 2006). "Pelosi Says She Would Drain GOP 'Swamp'". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  8. ^ Allison, Bill (November 10, 2016). "Trump Rhetoric Fails to Damp K-Street Hopes of Renaissance". Bloomberg. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "How might Trump 'drain the swamp'?". BBC News. October 18, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Jaffe, Sarah (January 18, 2017). "'The swamp is Goldman Sachs': how the bank is rewarded for putting profits over people". The Guardian. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Assembly Election 2017 Manifesto" (PDF). Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV). Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  12. ^ "Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to 'drain the swamp'". BBC News. 22 January 2018.