Journalist Glenn Greenwald warned Democrats about the danger of going along with the “open warfare” that government agencies are waging against President-elect Donald Trump.
“There really is, at this point, obvious open warfare between this unelected but very powerful faction that resides in Washington and sees presidents come and go, on the one hand, and the person that the American democracy elected to be the president on the other,” Greenwald said Thursday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
He expounded on an article he wrote in The Intercept in which he said the “deep state” of American government agencies and military intelligence have effectively gone to war with Trump “using unverified claims,” while Democrats cheer them on.
“Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials,” Greenwald wrote. “And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry and damaging those behaviors might be.”
Greenwald told Carlson why Democrats’ support of the intelligence agencies that are undermining Trump is “dangerous.”
“I think it is quite dangerous if we start thinking about submitting to rule by these unelected, “deep state” overlords. I think it’s the antithesis of democracy,” he said, pointing to President Dwight Eisenhower’s warning to Americans in his farewell address about the threat of rising power from the “military-industrial complex.”
Though Greenwald is not a supporter of Trump, he believes the current subverting of the president-elect in an attempt to delegitimize his presidency is simply playing with fire.
“There are things Donald Trump is going to do that are quite bad and I want to see Democrats focus on those in a cogent, reasoned way and not cheer and root for the CIA to use their dirty tactics to undermine the president that just got elected,” he said.
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