Reagan hated the ‘Swamp,’ ‘didn’t like what it represented’: Book

Former President Donald Trump made no secret that he hated Washington, D.C., when he first ran for president. He even nicknamed it the “Swamp.”

But no modern president more than Ronald Reagan meant it as much and showed the city his backside as often.

Here’s how Reagan biographer Craig Shirley, the author of the forthcoming book The Search for Reagan: The Appealing Intellectual Conservatism of Ronald Reagan, described the Gipper’s disdain.

"Most men reach a point at around forty years of age where their politics and view of the world become fixed. They stop growing. Not Reagan. He was constantly evolving. "Reagan's intellectual curiosity peaked later in life." Avail Feb 13

— Craig Shirley (@CraigSmpa) January 28, 2024

“Reagan left town whenever he could. He was at his California ranch
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