Donald Trump corrected former House Speaker Newt Gingrich after he said on television that the President-elect was no longer interested in draining the swamp.
Trump wrote on Twitter:
Someone incorrectly stated that the phrase "DRAIN THE SWAMP" was no longer being used by me. Actually, we will always be trying to DTS.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 22, 2016
In a video he posted on Twitter, Gingrich quickly apologized for “mischaracterizing” Trump’s position.
“I want to report that I made a big boo-boo,” a humbled Gingrich responded in a Twitter video, revealing that he spoke to Trump after his comment.
“I want all of you to know I goofed. Draining the swamp is in,” Gingrich responded. “The alligators should be worried”:
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) December 22, 2016