In another maddening, yet unsurprising move, President Trump has further polluted the swamp by appointing Dr. Scott Gottlieb – a major recipient of opioid industry dollars – to head the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Kind of renders Trump’s commission to address the opioid epidemic a bit hollow. Yet again, the interests of big donors trump (pun intended) the needs of distressed, heartland whites – the main people addicted to opioids – who put The Donald in office.
Meanwhile, in response to Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s alleged chemical attack on Idlib, Trump’s approach toward Syria and Assad – which was previously hands-off – has “changed very much.” (HT: Occidental Dissent) As someone who rose to power in part by bashing Dubya’s neocon-inspired foreign policy, Trump may end up giving the Bill Kristols of the world what they want.
So much for “draining the swamp.”