July 31, 2017, "Trump Must Embrace His Revolutionary Self Or Politically Perish," Zero Hedge
"Authored by Andrew Korybko via OrientalReview.org,"
"President Trump’s first six months in office have left his supporters with decidedly mixed feelings.
There are those who still “believe” in him and are convinced that
he’s perfectly executing some “master plan”, while there are others who
have given up all hope on him and are convinced that he disappointedly
“sold out”. The reality, as it usually is, lies somewhere between these two extremes.
Trump has clearly made several major foreign policy concessions to
his opponents in the permanent military, intelligence, and diplomatic
bureaucracies (the “deep state”), though he doesn’t seem to have fully
given up on his campaign promises to be a revolutionary president.
What happened, though, was that the “deep state” expertly
exploited Trump’s deal-making propensities to push him into a corner and
capture control of most of his administration’s foreign policy.
Trump’s appointment of multiple individuals with a neoconservative worldview completely contradictory to the one that he campaigned on isn’t
“to keep his political enemies forever guessing his real intentions”,
as everybody already knew what he supposedly intended to do if he was
ever elected president.
Instead, these people were placed in their respective
positions because Trump was conned into thinking that he was cutting a
deal with the “deep state” whereby he sacrificed some of his
ambitiously revolutionary foreign policy promises in exchange for
encountering less opposition to the implementation of his desired
As could have been expected, the “Republicans In Name Only” (RINOs)
didn’t abide by this “gentlemen’s agreement” between the President and
the “deep state”, and they continued to make it all but impossible for Trump to govern except in the select instances when he could rely on Executive Orders.
Whereas Trump thought that he was wheeling and dealing in the foreign
policy sphere in order to obtain advantageous outcomes in the domestic
one, he soon found out that the domestic and foreign policies of the US are so intertwined as to be inseparable, meaning that a loss on one front inevitably leads to further losses on the other.
Trump has thus been caught in a trap from which he’ll have immense difficulty escaping, and
which requires legendary “deep state” management skills and strategies
to reverse, if it’s even possible to do so after all the negative
momentum that he’s been tricked by his adversaries into generating.
Reflecting on how he got into this whole mess, it’s obviously due to the inter-services
“deep state” collaboration which concocted the conspiracy theory about
“Russia’s intervention” in the 2016 elections, and which
therefore placed Trump on the strategic defensive and made him more
likely to inadvertently enter into a series of disadvantageous deals.
Now that his back is to the corner on both the foreign and domestic policy fronts, Trump
has no choice other than to embrace his revolutionary self that was
proudly on display during the campaign trail if he wants to stand any
feasible chance at implementing his policies.
It’s presumed that he’s working behind the scenes with his
trusted advisors to slowly but surely place “his people” into key
positions so as to facilitate this at a later time, but the
clock is ticking, the momentum is turning against Trump, and he’s
already been pressured into walking back many of his promises, whether
as “tactical retreats” for the short term or as genuine strategic
If President Trump doesn’t bullishly embrace “Candidate Trump”, then
he’s bound to politically perish and go down in history as one of the
most ineffective and hamstrung leaders that the US has ever seen."
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Deep State expertly exploited Trump's deal making propensities to push him in a corner and capture most of his foreign policy. Trump was conned into thinking he was cutting a deal with Deep State. His appointment of neocons is completely contradictory to what he campaigned on. It's all gone unless Trump turns himself around and bullishly embraces "Candidate Trump"-Oriental Review
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