This Trump Voter Lost Her Home And Blames The Incoming Treasury Secretary
Submitted by: fancylad⚫ 9 months ago in
There are a lot of angles this story can go, but ultimately, it comes down to three words that Trump said during and after election day -- he said he was going to "drain the swamp." Get all the career politicians out of the White House and get new people in there to, I guess shake up the system. I think that's what Republicans who voted for Trump were hoping for. That seems like one of the big reasons why they vote Trump in. They might not like him as a person, but he's sure to shake up White House and fill his cabinet with people that don't have him in their pockets.
He's draining the swamp, for sure, but what's he filling it with?
When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena Colebrook felt her heart sink.
She had voted for the president-elect on the belief that he would knock the moneyed elites from their perch in Washington. And she knew Trump's pick for Treasury — Steven Mnuchin — all too well.
OneWest, a bank formerly owned by a group of investors headed by Mnuchin, had foreclosed on her Los Angeles-area home in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the two units she rented as a primary source of income.
"I just wish that I had not voted," said Colebrook, 59. "I have no faith in our government anymore at all. They all promise you the world at the end of a stick and take it away once they get in."
Less than a month after his presidential win, Trump's populist appeal has started to clash with a Cabinet of billionaires and millionaires that he believes can energize economic growth.