By David Treece
Trump told us he was going to go to Washington and “drain the swamp” but he quickly began wading out into the swamp instead. It did not take long for him to begin appointing various members of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and former employees of Goldman Sachs.
As far back as 2010 outlets like Rolling Stone magazine stated, “From tech stocks to high gas prices, Goldman Sachs has engineered every major market manipulation since the Great Depression -- and they're about to do it again.” If President Trump wanted to drain the swamp, he sure started out with a lousy slate of appointees.
As much as we want to hope for the best with Trump’s appointment of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch and Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser, we must note that both are past members of the CFR.
But what’s the big deal about the CFR?
Pat Robertson wrote in 1991, “This august body of ‘wise men’ has effectively dominated the making of foreign policy by the United States government since before World War II. The CFR has included virtually every key national security, and foreign policy adviser of this nation for the past seventy years.”
Robertson went on to write, “In government policy, the most visible expression of the Establishment is the Council on Foreign Relations, and its publication, Foreign Affairs. Out of some twenty-nine hundred members, at least five hundred are very powerful, another five hundred are from centers of influence, and the rest are influential in academia, the media, business, and finance, the military, or government. A few are token conservatives.”
Trump campaigned on draining the Establishment and listening to you and me, but his reversal on key topics has caused a few questions. His unconstitutional bombing of Afghanistan and Syria without Congressional approval is an enormous reversal.
When Obama was mulling the idea of bombing Syria, Trump tweeted on August 29, 2013, “What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and possible long-term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval.” Trump tweeted numerous other times about how bad of an idea it was… So what’s changed?
Another point of conflict for the President is his pledge to label China as a “currency manipulator.” He said he would once elected, but has deliberately decided not to follow through. The truth of the matter is that any government with a central bank like the Federal Reserve is a currency manipulator. China can easily and clearly make a case that America manipulates its currency, thereby helping put another nail in the coffin of the dollar losing the world’s reserve status. I’m sure a few backroom conversations were had about this topic.
At our next free dinner seminar on May 9th we will share more on President Trump’s reversal and why it is still a very important time to have your financial house in order. The façade we see today is reminiscent of prior economic bubble explosions. Tread carefully.