The deep state is obstructing President Trump from implementing the changes that he promised the American people, according to President Putin, who warns that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are secretly influencing U.S. policy from behind the scenes.
In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, President Vladimir Putin explained that Obama and Clinton are so deeply entrenched in the deep state, that even though they have been cast from office by a disgruntled public, they still wield enormous power.
Putin also exposed the role of the deep state in controlling US presidents and refusing to allow them to fulfill their campaign promises. Putin said that when a new president is elected the “people with briefcases arrive, well dressed, wearing dark suits” and they tell the new president “how things are done.”
“I have already spoken to three US presidents. They come and go, but politics stays the same at all times. Do you know why? Because of the powerful bureaucracy. When a person is elected, they may have some ideas. Then people with briefcases arrive, well dressed, wearing dark suits, just like mine, except for the red tie, since they wear black or dark blue ones. These people start explaining how things are done. And instantly, everything changes. This is what happens with every administration.”
Slamming Hillary Clinton as a liar spreading fake news about his country, President Putin said, “What is the major security problem today? Terrorism. There are bombings in Europe, in Paris, in Russia, in Belgium. There is a war in the Middle East. This is the main concern. But no, let us keep speculating about the threat from Russia.”
“The people who lost the elections do not want to admit that they really lost, that the one who won was closer to the people and better understood what ordinary voters want. They are absolutely reluctant to admit this, and prefer deluding themselves and others into thinking it was not their fault, that their policy was correct, they did all the right things, but someone from the outside thwarted them.”
“But it was not so. They just lost and they have to admit it.”
Putin said that when the influence of Obama and Clinton is finally curbed, the Trump administration will be able to make real progress.
“When they do, I think it will be easier for us to work. However, the fact that this is being done using anti-Russia tools is not good, as it brings discord into international affairs. Let them argue among themselves, so they can prove who is stronger, who is better, who is smarter, who is more reliable and who sets a better policy for the country.”
Putin once again slammed the anti-Russian hysteria being pushed by Democrats, declaring it “distressing“.
“Why involve third countries? This is very distressing. But it will pass, everything passes, and this will pass as well.”