During the campaign Donald Trump repeatedly promised to attack Washington’s corruption, specifically the cycling of people between government and lobbying. It was a crowd-pleasing line and a welcome notion across the political spectrum, at least for people not taking advantage of the revolving door.
So how has it worked out? The early signs weren’t good, as Samantha Bee observed back in mid-January. (As usual: Samantha Bee, mild naughty language alert.) Pay particular attention to what she says about Goldman Sachs alumnus and current Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and how he made nearly $400 million taking advantage of widows in the style of the villain in a 19th-century melodrama. For real.
So how’s it going now? Seth Meyers offered an update last week: