Whenever Trump brings up the deep state, Democrats and the media insist it doesn’t exist.
It would be great if they could explain this story.
An American diplomat recently said in an interview that he deliberately misled Trump about the number of American troops in Syria.
From Defense One:
Outgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trump’s Mideast Record
Four years after signing the now-infamous “Never Trump” letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trump’s foreign policy in the Middle East.
But even as he praises the president’s support of what he describes as a successful “realpolitik” approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria.
“We were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,” Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is “a lot more than” the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.
And how does the media react to this? Take a look below. This woman works for the Washington Post:
US officials have been lying to Trump – and the American people – about the true number of US troops in Syria in order to deter him from withdrawing them, according to the outgoing Syria envoy. Trump thinks it’s 200 😂😂. By @KatieBoWill https://t.co/P6W9s3Qwvs
— Liz Sly (@LizSly) November 13, 2020
Really incredible to see a top US official admit, and then top US journalists celebrate, that the elected President was deliberately misled on troop levels in order to help continue the US military occupation in Syria. https://t.co/emVXw5a2GC pic.twitter.com/8XOeSlsgPt
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) November 13, 2020
This is the Deep State in action.