By Chris Rossini
The closer that Trump gets to having the crown placed on his head, the more he's going to have to fall in line with the status quo. All that "outsider" talk is fun on the campaign trail (remember Obama's "Hope & Change" schtick) but when Trump gets to the finish line, there's an entire Deep State waiting for him to keep everything rolling as is. There have been plenty of signs (with more to come) of Trump melting in with the establishment.
First, all of the "self-financing" talk is now disappearing. Trump has named Steven Mnuchin as his National Campaign Finance Chair. Mnuchin is a former Soros money manager and spent 17 years at Goldman Sachs, where he was also partner.
Soros? Goldman Sachs? Ouch.
On Israel, Trump now insists that Israel should keep building West Bank settlements. At first Trump portrayed himself as "neutral" on Israel/Palestine. But, once again, he's getting closer to the crown, so.....
Today news broke that Sheldon Adelson, the powerful casino mogul who is famous for financing neocon presidential candidates, has thrown his support behind Trump. Adelson joins a choir of other neocons who have lined up with Trump, like Rudy Giuliani, Chris Christie, and Jeff Sessions.
If you're not familiar with any of those names, let's just say that they're not even close to being synonymous with peace and non-intervention overseas. And these aren't just passerby neocons. Trump is considering putting Giuliani and Christie in his cabinet!
Yes, Chris Christie. The same one that Senator Rand Paul said this about:"If you are in favor of World War III you have your candidate."
But probably the most interesting neocon endorsement comes from none other than Dick Cheney himself. Today on CNN, Cheney announced that he's supporting Trump. This endorsement is the most fascinating because Trump has been railing against Bush/Cheney for lying this country into war.
Trump basically called Cheney a liar, and Cheney is endorsing him anyway!
So, if you're supporting Trump, and think he's some kind of "outsider" remind yourself as you pull the lever that:"Dick Cheney supports my man Trump too!"
Hope & Change 2.0 will only get worse as we get closer to November, and (of course) beyond.