To listen to my January 20, 2017 interview (21 min.) with Global Research, Canada, on Trump and the Deep State,
Global Research, Canada, radio interviews Jack Rasmus on the significance of the coming Trump regime. What are the deeper political forces and class alignments behind Trump, will the established elites who opposed him take action to check or stop him? Rasmus argues Trump reflects a new coalition of ex-teaparty extremists pushed out of Congress, white working class elements abandoned by Democrats and traditional elites, small business, rural America, rebel generals critical of US foreign policy, and a new aggressive wing of capitalists focused around real estate, oil, shadow banking, etc. wanting a more aggressive restoration of total US global hegemony that has been in decline. Jack argues the traditional elites will allow Trump to proceed with right populist measures focusing on immigration, law and order police action, limiting civil liberties, and attacking the liberal media so long, and until, Trump delivers on corporate-investor tax cuts, deregulation, and does not proceed to dismantle free trade and Nato precipitously. Should he fail to deliver to his popular base, however, and not deliver on behalf of corporations-investors, or proceed too recklessly on foreign policy — they will then move to replace him.