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Truss issues warning of “deep state” threat to Trump’s potential second term

Truss issues warning of "deep state" threat to Trump's potential second term
By Yagiz Efe Parmaksiz
Apr 17, 2024 11:02 PM

Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss warns of a “deep state” conspiracy to sabotage a potential second term for former US President Donald Trump

In a daring move reminiscent of her own turbulent political career, former prime minister of Britain, Liz Truss, has delved deeper into the heart of MAGA-land, issuing ominous warnings of an entrenched “deep state” conspiracy poised to sabotage a potential second term for former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Truss, presently engaged in promoting her latest literary endeavor, positioning herself as a torchbearer in what she terms “the Revolution Against Globalism, Socialism, and the Liberal Establishment,” took to the pages of the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday to articulate her apprehensions.

In an op-ed, she asserted that the economic establishment in the United States is primed to “weaponize” against Trump and his policy agenda. Drawing parallels between her own tumultuous tenure and the challenges faced by Republicans in the U.S., Truss forewarns of an arduous battle ahead for GOP stalwarts. “The administrative state undermined Mr. Trump’s first term and undermined my tenure as Britain’s prime minister, forcing me out of office after 49 days,” she lamented on WSJ, underscoring the formidable obstacles posed by entrenched bureaucratic machinations.

Reflecting on her abrupt exit from the corridors of power, Truss attributes her downfall to internal discord within her party, triggered by the fallout from her contentious fiscal policies. Her attempts at tax cuts, she contends, were systematically thwarted by a clandestine campaign orchestrated by the U.K.’s Treasury, the Bank of England, and the Office for Budget Responsibility.

Amid this tumultuous backdrop, Truss advocates for a concerted effort within the Conservative ranks to dismantle what she perceives as the insidious machinations of the “deep state,” driven by a self-preservation instinct.

Truss’s foray into the realm of U.S. politics is not without precedent. Earlier engagements, including a prominent appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, showcased her alignment with populist sentiments espoused by certain factions within the Republican Party.

Her vocal criticism of perceived party moderates and calls for steadfastness against establishment pressures have garnered attention on both sides of the Atlantic.


Last Updated:  Jun 3, 2024 4:41 PM