Trump goes on lobbyist hiring spree after once stating, 'I would have no problem banning' them
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks briefly to reporters between meetings at the Mar-a-lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S. December 28, 2016. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

Trump Then: ‘I Would Have No Problem’ Banning Lobbyists. Trump Now: You’re Hired!

During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly welcomed the idea of banning lobbyists from his administration. Fast forward eight months, and now-President Trump is welcoming them in. Last June on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” host John Dickerson asked Donald Trump: Given the candidate’s drumbeat of criticism of the Washington lobbyist class, “Will you say ‘No lobbyists will…