When Donald Trump ran for president, he made a lot of campaign promises…

Building a border wall, repealing Obamacare, lowering taxes, bringing manufacturing jobs back to the US — these are just some of the reasons inspired Americans into voting him into the White House.

So far, our president is doing a pretty good job on keeping or making headway on many of the promises he had made on the campaign trail…

It’s truly amazing what he’s done so far.

However, there is one promise that is proving difficult for his supporters to gauge whether he’s actually keeping it or just keeping the status quo.

What was that promise he made that may be one of the bigger talking points for him to run on?

Draining the swamp.

Of everything Trump said or promised — this is the thing that represented him and what he stood for the most.

Trump wasn’t part of the “the club” …

He was, is, and always will be an outsider in Washington because he’s not a politician. He hasn’t spent his career making concessions and deals in order to be able to do what he wanted.

Everything that Trump is flies in the face of the D.C.’s ruling class of career politicians because they can’t control him…

They have nothing he needs … He’s a billionaire.

They can’t bribe him. They can only blackmail him, and that hasn’t worked out in their favor so far, as — contrary to popular belief — it seems he really hasn’t done anything illegal enough for them to have that power over him.

Even more…

He’s promised to rid Washington of these people — and with them, the cronyism that seems to be the underlying sickness in the city.

So it begs the question…

Has he drained the swamp?

The answer to that question is definitely “yes” …

But at the same time a resounding “no,” as there are two things that Trump didn’t expect.

First, he underestimated just how deep the water actually is.

What looked to be a swamp from the outside looking in has actually proven to be a deep sea of bureaucracy that will be all but impossible to drain without some sort of cataclysmic event.

So, while Trump has done an admirable job in trying to cut through and expose the tediousness and often counterproductive bureaucratic bedrock – it’s barely put a dent in the amount of water still left.

Trump is a man on the edge of the swamp with a bucket…

And with a job this size, there’s only so much one man can do.

Which, one could guess, would be disheartening for the president.

His second miscalculation was the fact that he’s come to realize that if he’s going to get anything accomplished in his goal of making America great again, he needs the swamp.

The swamp — for lack of a better term — is a necessary evil.

Washington isn’t the “real” world…

In the business world, where Trump came from, the rules were different and purer. If there was a problem with a project, it was fixed through cash or through litigation…

If Trump wanted to build a high-rise, he didn’t have to give concessions to the builder or the person he bought the land from. He simply paid them for their possession or their service.

Done deal…

Sure, he probably had to grease a few palms along the way (which is a bit like how Washington works too).

However, that option isn’t on the table…

Trump simply can’t use money or a court room as a solution — he has to make deals.

He has to play the most dangerous game of give and take with some of the most powerful people in Hollywood and — since he’s new to the game —there are times when he’s getting trounced by the competition.

Not only has he gotten beaten…

The winner often gloats about their victory to the media (so, the rest of the world) to make our president either look dumb or inept — which emboldens the other swamp-dwellers in the twisted bayou that is Washington, D.C…

It’s an uphill battle for Trump…

But for somebody who is new to their world and with close to the entire city wanting him to fail, he sure finds a way to win a lot.

In fact…

It’s amazing just how much Trump has been able to accomplish over the past two years when you consider he’s got very few allies and a plethora of enemies — on both the outside and inside of his own party.

The fact that some people in his own party fail to support him in his quest to improve our country is appalling…

It’s hard enough to get the job done when your entire team is behind you and ready to fight…

It’s even harder when you’re not sure who you can trust.

So, it’s a question FreedomWire is presenting to you…

Maybe it’s too big of a job to tackle over four years…

Maybe he’s biding his time and waiting till after he wins the 2020 election before taking it to the swamp — head-on.

Or…

Maybe he doesn’t have to drain it…

Maybe he just needs to learn how to control it.

Sort of like an older and blonder version of Aquaman…

Just instead of wielding an ancient and powerful trident — he’ll wield the power of the pen…

The most effective weapon in his world.

“Some capitalism suffers from cronyism. All of socialism is perverted by the crony statism of the powerful few.” ― A.E. Samaan