As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump famously campaigned on "draining the swamp," promising to tackle corruption and hold politicians accountable. However, his presidency fell short of fulfilling this pledge, leaving the political landscape entrenched in a murky swamp of influence and unethical practices.
The phrase "drain the swamp" gained popularity, resonating with many Americans who were tired of the perceived corruption and lack of accountability in Washington, D.C. Trump's arraignment marks the day when he began to be held criminally accountable, which is a positive step towards upholding the rule of law.
Despite his promises, President Trump's tenure as the leader of the country did not result in any significant measures to curtail the influence of lobbyists and special interest groups. A review conducted by The Washington Post found that he largely failed to fulfill the pledges he made in 2016 to address the systemic issues of corruption in politics.