In a campaign characterised by catchphrases and slogans, Mr Trump repeatedly told voters that he was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington. It was a slippery phrase, and he variously used it to attack the political elite, the media, corporate lobbyists and Wall Street, a catch-all term for the establishment who prospered while ordinary Americans had suffered.
Here’s how the cabinet stacks up, in numbers, so far.
(In the interests of making a direct comparison as possible, we compared only the 20 cabinet-level positions Trump has named so far, and only compared the first set of appointments that each president made in office.)
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