Democrats gathered on the House floor for Donald Trump’s joint address to Congress broke out in muted laughter when the president said he had moved to rid Washington, D.C., of corrupting influence.
“We have begun to drain the swamp of government corruption by imposing a five-year ban on lobbying by executive branch officials and a lifetime ban on becoming lobbyists for a foreign government,” Trump said.
As he spoke, laughter and sarcastic noises broke out among Democrats in the chamber, who have accused Trump of filling his Cabinet with billionaires and rolling back regulations meant to keep Wall Street in check.
Republicans rallied to Trump’s defense, giving him a standing ovation as he worked through the remarks.
— Mashable News (@MashableNews) March 1, 2017