Tribal lobbyist not buying Donald Trump's message of change
A prominent Indian lobbyist believes it will be business as usual in the nation's capital if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the November election.
Michael J. Anderson, a member of the Muscogee Nation, spoke to The New York Times after hearing Newt Gingrich -- a key Trump supporter who was passed over for the vice presidential spot -- gush about the opportunities a new Republican administration would present to lobbyists and other power-brokers.
“It is the business of Washington,” Anderson, a Democrat who held a high-level position at the Bureau of Indian Affairs during the Bill Clinton administration, told The Times. “Mr. Trump is talking about changing the paradigm. It’s not changing one bit. The political and influence class is going on as before.”