Russ Baker: Trump and the Deep State

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Russ Baker

Trump and the Deep State

That’s our target: the unelected power structure that defines and controls so many of the government’s actions and our political “choices.” One thing clear about President-elect Trump: notwithstanding his “outsider” rhetoric, he has quickly embraced many aspects of the Deep State — perhaps without even knowing the concept. Indeed, we see no indication that Trump has longstanding ties to the Deep State. But he would not be the first president who ended up ceding power to these elements while in office — or, by resisting their influence, found himself out of power one way or another.