We all know that the Washington Swamp exists Posted in: Opinions There is a Swamp. Donald Trump recognized that if allowed to continue, the Swamp would eventually start to turn the U.S. into a banana republic. Take the history of Mexico as an example. Throughout the 19th and 20th century, a heroic leader would be chosen by revolution or otherwise to drain their swamp, but fail and become part of their swamp, only to be driven out by the next hero. Such a continuous swamp was starting to happen in the U.S. Historically in this country, before the last couple of get-rich-fast generations, there was a relatively fair and orderly transition between changes ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!