Multiple media outlets are reporting that President Trump has initiated a 5-year lobbying ban for all administration officials, coupled with a lifetime ban on lobbying foreign governments.
Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
Trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they’ll be doing for the American people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.
Administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. But it’s not immediately clear how they’d be enforced.
I think this is a marvelous idea and a wonderful precedent for any administration to set.
One thing is clear: Trump really digs being president. He hasn’t taken a single day off since he took the oath of office.