US President Donald Trump’s repeated false and misleading claims made since entering office is an attempt to stay in power and counter the so-called deep state, though it may ultimately dissolve the US empire, says an American writer and academic.
On Wednesday, Trump false declared that he has signed more bills into law than any of his predecessors and praising his own performance as president.
Speaking at West Palm Beach, Florida, Trump also claimed credit for the stock market hitting record highs and touted his administration’s work to roll back government regulations and cut taxes.
“He’s doing this because the media, the mainstream media, the [US] State Department, the entire deep state establishment, is against Trump and so he is against them,” said E. Michael Jones, the current editor of Culture Wars, an online news magazine.
“The problem here is that you do things, you say things that are not true, or you act on impulse and you bring about unintended consequences,” Jones said in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday.
“So the first unintended consequence here is the destruction of the most powerful propaganda ministry in the history of the human race,” he added.
An analysis by GovTrack, a website that tracks bills in Congress, shows that Trump has signed the fewest bills into law at this point than any president in more than 60 years, back to Dwight Eisenhower.
The website shows that Trump only signed 94 bills into law by his 336th day in office. That’s eight fewer than former President George W. Bush and not even half as many as former President Bill Clinton.
“Trump is attacking his own propaganda ministry or the propaganda ministry that should be working for the president of United States. The net result is going to be, chaos and the ultimate net result is going to be the slow but sure dissolution of the American empire,” Jones said.
“We saw this most recently in the United Nations vote repudiating Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem [al-Quds] as the state capital of Israel,” he noted.
“What you’re seeing here is that he is trying to stay in power by allying himself with the Jews, the only force powerful enough to counter the deep state, but in doing that, he’s unraveling all of the alliances that make up the network that is the American empire.”