Executive Intelligence Review

FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Trump Breaks the Rules in Reuters Interview

Aug. 21, 2018 (EIRNS)—President Trump granted an interview to Reuters yesterday. Although they did not print a transcript, among the quotes provided are a few statements which “break all the rules” of the Anglo-American establishment.

For instance, asked if he supports “the independence of the Federal Reserve,” the bedrock of London’s policy of keeping the U.S. government under the power of the private banks, Trump responded: “I believe in the Fed doing what’s good for the country.” He also directly criticized the new Fed Chairman Jerome Powell (very naughty—must respect the independence of the Fed!) for raising interest rates:

“I’m not thrilled with his raising of interest rates..., we’re negotiating very powerfully and strongly with other nations. We’re going to win. But during this period of time, I should be given some help by the Fed.”

On the war in Afghanistan, Trump denounced all the Bush and Obama wars:

“I’m constantly reviewing Afghanistan and the whole Middle East. We never should have been in the Middle East. It was the single greatest mistake in the history of our country.”

Asked if he had thought about lifting sanctions on Russia:

“I would consider it if they do something that would be good for us.... I wouldn’t consider it, even for a moment, unless something was go—we have a lot of things in common. We have a lot of things we can do good for each other. You have Syria. You have Ukraine. You have many other things. I think they would like economic development. And that’s a big thing for them.”

He said it is “most likely” that he would have another meeting with Kim Jong-un, and that,

“I have a good relationship with him. I like him. A lot of people will say: How could you possibly like him? I get along with him very well; we have a good chemistry. I have a good chemistry with Putin, too.”

Asked if China was manipulating its currency, he said they were, but: “I think the euro is being manipulated also.”

And in regard to Facebook, Twitter and the other social media sites as “self-regulating” (i.e., being hit men for the war party against Trump and Russia), Trump responded:

“I think it’s a very dangerous thing when they are their own regulator in terms of who’s going to be on Facebook and who’s going to be on Twitter. I think that whether it’s conservative or liberal, I think that it’s very dangerous.”

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