Disinfo: Trump fought a battle against the “deep state” in order to become its leader

Summary

For years, President Trump did not rely on the “deep state” and did not allow the intelligence services to monopolise his own actions. He fought a battle against the “deep state” in order to become its leader.

Disproof

No evidence given. This is a conspiracy theory, part of a well-established Russian disinformation narrative about a global elite secretly ruling the world, and specifically, a so-called ‘deep state’ in the United State that promotes aggression wars and prevents US reconciliation with Russia.

The idea of a "deep state" has always been very popular among conspiracy theorists. Its manifestations might be different, but generally, the concept conjures up the image of a small group of men, deciding the fate of the world behind the scenes. However, there is no evidence of such a "deep state" existing in the United States. No reputable political scientists and researchers confirm the existence of a “deep state” in the United States.

Read more examples of this narrative alleging that “deep state” fights with Trump and that American “deep state” strikes, NATO is a part of it.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue182
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 09/01/2020
  • Language/target audience: German
  • Country: Russia, US
  • Keywords: Conspiracy theory, New World Order, Deep state, Donald Trump, The West

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