Donald Trump has changed his slogan from ‘drain the swamp’ to ‘drain the sewer’ – and people have questions
Isn’t the point of a sewer already to drain things?
Alongside calls of “lock her up” and “fake news,” “drain the swamp” has become a familiar phrase courtesy of Donald Trump.
However, now it would seem that the president has tired of the swamp and is instead proposing an alternative: “Drain the sewer.”
Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer - it's actually much worse than anyone ever thought, and it begins with the Fake News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017
Sure, it’s not exactly the hugest of changes, but it’s still got tongues wagging.
"Drain The Sewer!" won't roll off the tongue at rallies quite the same way... https://t.co/az1wbnZO3B— David Martosko (@dmartosko) July 24, 2017
Namely, people are not quite sure how it would actually work.
Why/how would you drain a sewer? When you drain something, it goes to the sewer. You'd be re-filling the sewer with what you drain from it. https://t.co/NWFVmyJJS5— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) July 24, 2017
Admittedly, draining a sewer sounds like a pretty tricky (and smelly) job.
Okay, have you tried calling the plumber? Let me know how it goes.— nic shields (@nicshields) July 24, 2017
It’s also got people thinking about the relative differences between a sewer and a swamp. Is a sewer worse than a swamp? And isn’t a sewer actually meant to drain things on its own, meaning you don’t need to drain it yourself?
Great, now we're gonna spend the day arguing about whether a hypothetical sewer could be deeper than a hypothetical swamp https://t.co/iDbxAmznIL— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) July 24, 2017
1. it's just words, you just change it by saying it different— thomas violence (@thomas_violence) July 24, 2017
2. give me the metrics on how sewers are worse than swamps https://t.co/pgjkmZTgPt
The whole point of a sewer is to drain things— Alex Hern (@alexhern) July 24, 2017
If you drain the sewer, you'll be left with all the faeces but none of the liquid that dilutes it.— Rick (@rickburin) July 24, 2017
but the sewer is already a drain system...— Drew Russ (@DrewXRuss) July 24, 2017
But not everyone is treating it as literally as others.
"Drain the Sewer" is the name of my punk rock album. https://t.co/HMzcE81xib— Travis M Andrews (@travismandrews) July 24, 2017
Of course Trump is obviously talking in metaphors, but thank heaven for the sensible people out there actually thinking about the practicalities.