Esquire Writer on Trump: ‘The Strategy For Draining the Swamp Is To Put All The Snakes In Charge’

charles-pierce-am-joyeditedDuring a panel discussion on MSNBC’s AM Joy, Esquire writer Charles Pierce provided his succinct opinion of President-elect Donald Trump’s rumored choices to fill out his administration.

After former intelligence operative Naveed Jamali expressed concerns about who Trump is listening to on foreign policy, host Joy Reid listed off some of the names, which she said should sound familiar — Rudy Giuliani, John Bolton, Newt Gingrich.

Turning to Pierce, Reid wanted to know what he thought about Trump relying on well-known establishment voices when it came to foreign policy.

“I defer to the expertise of my fellow panelists on the details,” Pierce said. What concerns me most is inexpertise and naivete. I don’t think the president-elect knows what he’s talking about.”

“Apparently, the strategy for draining the swamp is to put all the snakes in charge,” Pierce added, referencing Trump’s late-campaign slogan of Drain the Swamp.

Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.

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