The financial elite have largely remained mute over the ascension of Donald Trump. After he swept the South Carolina primary and picked up 82 delegates, however, The Economist and the Council on Foreign Relations assaulted Trump on the very same day.
The Economist admitted on Saturday Trump is all but unbeatable, but held out a desperate hope the tide may be turned.
The weekly newspaper is owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and the European financial investment company Exor controlled by the Agnelli family that has the largest holdings on the Italian stock exchange.
“It would still be possible for another candidate to win enough delegates to overtake him. But that would require the front-runner to have a late, spectacular electoral collapse of a kind that has not been seen before. Right now the Republican nomination is his to lose,” according to the editorial board of the newspaper.
The Economist claims Trump has “prospered by inciting hatred and violence. He is so unpredictable that the thought of him anywhere near high office is terrifying. He must be stopped.”
“If The Economist had cast a vote in the Republican primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada we would have supported John Kasich,” the editorial continues.
The Ohio Governor came in fourth in South Carolina and collected a paltry six delegates. After Kasich’s campaign collapses (he has promised to stay in the race until the primary in his home state of Ohio) the bankers will throw their weight behind the neocon candidate, Marco Rubio.
Benn Steil, a Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Max Boot, a leading neocon and the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the CFR, attacked Trump on the pages of The Weekly Standard over the weekend.
After claiming Trump “is prepared to abrogate America’s commitments” to globalist trade deals and pointing to his vociferous opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, Steil and Boot lay out what they consider Trump’s disastrous plan for America. The CFR duo is particularly concerned about Trump’s plan to reduce troop numbers overseas and his criticism of autocratic regimes supported by the United States.
“Trump has already done considerable damage to America’s reputation with his crude, bombastic, and often ugly rhetoric. American standing, as measured both in ‘soft power’ and more traditional realpolitik terms, would suffer far more if he were to become commander in chief,” Steil and Boot write. “A Trump presidency threatens the post-World War II liberal international order that American presidents of both parties have so laboriously built up—an order based on free trade and alliances with other democracies.”
It remains to be seen what the financial elite can do to derail Trump. Articles published in newspapers and magazines read primarily by the elite and their minions will not change the situation.
Political Class Plan to Trash Trump
GOP strategist Roger Stone told Alex Jones last week the elite will pull out all the stops in a bid to halt Trump. They will back Rubio and if he fails to gain traction on Super Tuesday they will re-introduce failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“$75 million to stop Trump and $25 million to Marco Rubio, but they gave Rubio a condition: he’s got to win the Florida primary or he’s out and Mitt Romney’s in,” Stone told Jones. “That’s the plan.”