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CNN's Tapper: Trump Filling Swamp With 'Critters'

(CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper"/YouTube)

By    |   Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 06:44 PM

CNN anchor Jake Tapper insinuated President-elect Donald Trump is filling the swamp with "critters" as he appoints people to his cabinet.

Jason Miller, the communications director for Trump's transition team, appeared on Wednesday's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" and spoke about Trump naming former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin as his treasury secretary. Goldman Sachs was a frequent target of Trump during his campaign.

After Miller spoke about why Trump chose Mnuchin to work in his administration, Tapper followed up with this:

"I guess the point is Goldman Sachs was cast by your campaign as the bad guy. The people who robbed the middle class, and now you are putting a lot of these same types of people — a former Goldman Sachs executive, a turn-around specialist, an investment banker — you are putting them in charge of the economy.

"What is your message? Forget spinning or messages or whatever to me. What's your message to a person out there on a street who voted for Mr. Trump thinking, 'You know, he understands that Goldman Sachs is a bad guy.' What's your message to him when he says, 'Hey, what are you doing? You're putting all the same characters — you're not draining the swamp. You're putting a whole bunch of critters in it.'"

Mediaite posted a clip of the exchange.

Miller did not take the bait and turn defensive, opting instead to explain why Trump is making the right decisions.

"Jake, I couldn't disagree more," Miller said, before making the point that people who have helped Trump shape his policy positions are now going to work for him.

"This is the exact same message President-elect Trump was talking about on the campaign trail," Miller said. "And now we're actually gonna go get it accomplished in Washington."

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