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 has frequently been used by politicians since the 1980s. The phrase can allude to the physical draining of swamps which is conducted to keep mosquito populations low in order to combat malaria,[1] prevalent during the time in Washington D.C. on supposed swampy grounds.[2] 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. ^ Widmer, Ted (2017-01-19). "Draining the Swamp". The New Yorker. ISSN 0028-792X. Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  3. ^ Jackson, Helen H. (1881). A century of dishonor: a sketch of the United States Governments dealings with some of the Indian tribes. Harper and Brothers. p. 341.
  4. ^ Berger, Victor L. (1913). Broadsides. Social-Democratic Publishing Company. p. 107.
  5. ^ Garcia, Eric (October 18, 2016). "A History of 'Draining the Swamp'". Roll Call. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "Reagan still draining the swamp (March 12, 1983)". Chicago Tribune. No. March 12, 1983. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  7. ^ Stern, Jessica (November 2001). "Preparing for a War on Terrorism". Current History. 100 (649): 355. doi:10.1525/curh.2001.100.649.355. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Espo, David (October 6, 2006). "Pelosi Says She Would Drain GOP 'Swamp'". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  10. ^ Allison, Bill (November 10, 2016). "Trump Rhetoric Fails to Damp K-Street Hopes of Renaissance". Bloomberg. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  11. ^ "How might Trump 'drain the swamp'?". BBC News. October 18, 2016. Retrieved November 15, 2016.
  12. ^ "Trump Twitter Archive". trumptwitterarchive.com. Archived from the original on 14 May 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  13. ^ Walker, Hunter (1 October 2020). "Trump campaign calls debate commission leaders 'swamp monsters' after group floats rule changes". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on 2020-10-01. Retrieved 8 October 2020.
  14. ^ Grynbaum, Michael M.; Haberman, Maggie (8 October 2020). "Trump Objects to Commission's Virtual Debate Plan". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 8 October 2020.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ "Assembly Election 2017 Manifesto" (PDF). Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV). Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  17. ^ "Defiant UKIP leader Henry Bolton aims to 'drain the swamp'". BBC News. 22 January 2018.