(Jan. 9, 2017) The term Back Door Man has several connotations. In the original blues song written by Willie Dixon, it refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using the back door to flee before the husband comes home.
During the Gerald Ford Presidency, Back Door Man was applied to Dick Cheney as Ford's White House Chief of Staff and his "skills" at getting what he wanted through opaque means.
More and more as Cabinet choices are named, it looks like the entire Trump Presidency project is emerging as Henry A. Kissinger's "Back Door Man," in the Cheney meaning of the term.
Long forgotten is Trump's campaign rhetoric about draining the swamp. In October during his campaign candidate Trump issued a press release stating, "Decades of special interest dealing must come to an end. We have to break the cycle of corruption...It is time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C...That is why I am proposing a package of ethics reforms to make our government honest once again.