"Join the resistance to drain the swamp." (Photo: Y/Twitter)
Over 50 people, some dressed as swamp creatures, have launched a days-long sit-in at Goldman Sachs headquarters in New York City to protest President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of former Goldman executives to his cabinet.
"It's about highlighting the lie that was told to millions of people in this country, the lie that Trump was draining the swamp. If we really want the swamp to be drained, we have to do it ourselves and we're doing it by going to Goldman Sachs," Nelini Stamp of the Working Families party told Sarah Jaffe, writing at the Guardian.
Trump has nominated former partner Steve Mnuchin as treasury secretary, not to mention Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn for the top economic post at the White House.
"Steven Mnuchin was called 'Mr. Foreclosure' at OneWest and Goldman Sachs," pointed out protest participant Jean Sassine, who lost his job in the 2008 recession, in an interview with Jaffe. "Do you want Mr. Foreclosure to be secretary of the treasury?”