According to former congressman and Libertarian icon, Ron Paul, shadow government figures and neocons will try to infiltrate and influence Donald Trump’s presidency and prevent him from achieving successful change.
Shadow government figures and neocons are going to try to infiltrate and influence Donald Trump‘s presidency, as well as to prevent him from achieving successful change, former congressman and Libertarian icon, Ron Paul, said during an interview with RT.
“Unfortunately, there have been several neoconservatives that are getting closer to Trump. And if he gets his advice from them, then I do not think that is a good sign,” Paul said. “We look at the president, we look at what he said, we look at what he might do, when you look at his advisors.”
Paul also noted that there is an outside source, which is called ‘deep state’ or the ‘shadow government’.
“There is a lot of influence by people, which are actually more powerful than our government itself, our president,” the former congressman pointed out. “Yes, Trump is his own guy, more so than most of those, who have ever been in before. We hope, he can maintain independence and go in the right direction. But I fear the fact that there is so much that can be done secretly, out of control of our apparent government and out of the view of so many citizens.”
Paul also spoke about the possibility of a fundamental change in US foreign policy, which can become less hawkish and interventionist, as the politician is a longtime supporter of such a course of development.
“During the campaign, he did talk a little bit about backing off and being less confrontational to Russia, and I like that.” Paul noted. “He criticized some the wars in the Middle East at the same time. He believes, we should accelerate the war against ISIS and terrorism, without showing he has an understanding of what causes terrorism.”
The former congressman also stressed that sometimes, military interventions and wars can be imposed upon a president by ‘dark actors’
“Sometimes the false flags and the unintended consequences are beyond the control of even a sincere President that would prefer that not to happen,” he said.
Paul also added that in his opinion, it will be difficult for Trump to separate the US away from NATO, as the new president told he is going to do.
“Get the United States out of NATO, we should have never joined,” the politician said, noting that to stay out of entangled political and military alliances is the long term goal of the US. “I’m optimistic in the long run, but it’s going to be messy in the short run,” he said. “The odds of Trump winning that argument are very slim.”