Lobbyist: Trump Broke ‘Traditional Paradigms’ of How D.C. Swamp Works

US President Donald Trump and leaders of historically black universities and colleges pose

Republican lobbyist Sam Geduldig told Breitbart News Saturday that former President Donald Trump in many ways broke the “traditional paradigms” of how the D.C. swamp works by appealing to working class Americans.

A report compiled by Sam Geduldig, titled “Class Dismissed: Reframing Political Bias in Congress,” details how the “swampiest” most establishment members of Congress have the highest average median incomes in their districts, while the opposite have the lowest.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pose for a photo at the U.S. Capitol on July 27, 2023, in Washington, DC. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

Essentially, America’s lowest income congressional districts are often represented by lawmakers who have the least access to power, and this occurs over the political spectrum, Democrat and Republican. The more anti-establishment forces on the right include the House Freedom Caucus, the Republican Study Committee (RSC), and the Anti-Woke Caucus, which was founded by Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN). On the left, this includes the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), and the progressive “Squad.”

Ja’Ron Smith, a former Trump White House staffer, said that part of Trump’s success was the ability to communicate with these communities.

Smith explained, “President Trump was able to use his platform by being intentional about going after forgotten communities. Those forgotten communities are the constituencies of the CBC, the Hispanic Caucus, as well as the RSC or the Freedom Caucus.”

He added, “What he did was focus on issues that really affect blue-collar Americans, low-income Americans, across the board, whether it was his trade policy, trying to bring back jobs to communities that have been traditionally left behind, his work on criminal justice reform, or opportunity zones.”

“Trump did a lot of that, he broke a lot of the traditional paradigms of the way Washington thinks politicians and parties should behave,” Geduldig said.

Asked by Breitbart News Saturday if anti-establishment forces could work together to pass legislation that would benefit these distressed communities, Smith said, “I think we can; it just takes the right leadership.”

Geduldig also credited lawmakers such as Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH), Rep. Jim Banks (R-OH), and Ohio Senate Republican candidate Bernie Moreno for being some of the people who understand these populist dynamics.

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Sean Moran is a policy reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.


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