For quite some time, the theory alleging the existence of an entity known as the “deep state” has existed. However, recent assertions have resurfaced and affirmed the deep state’s work to compromise President Trump, as documented by Fox News.
Graham on the Deep State and President Trump
On yesterday’s ‘Todd Starnes Radio Show,’ Christian leader Franklin Graham opined the following statements about the deep state and their alleged plots against President Trump:
“I believe we are in a coup d’etat. There are people in this country who are wanting to destroy the President and take over the government by force. They are not going to use bullets. They are using the media to plant thoughts in people’s minds that he’s incompetent, that he’s dangerous, that you can’t trust him with nuclear weapons, that he is mentally unstable.”
Graham also shared his response to the unproven accusations of the President’s alleged sexual misconduct with women:
“We are all flawed people. The President is a sinner. Franklin Graham is a sinner. We are not perfect people. Has he had scandals in his life? Sure he has. These scandals happened a number of years ago. That doesn’t make it right. I don’t condone bad language. I don’t condone adultery.”
Allegations and Speculations About the Deep State
Americans have theorized about the existence of the deep state for quite some time. While Dictionary.com defines the deep state as “a clandestine network entrenched inside the government, bureaucracy, intelligence agencies, and other governmental entities,” many conservatives and Trump supporters allege that the deep state’s current priority is to undermine President Trump.
Contentions of the deep state were especially brought to life during the 2016 Presidential election. Americans on both sides of the aisle stated that Hillary Clinton’s securement of the Democratic nomination served as an example of the deep state’s work. This belief was moreover fueled by Clinton’s many superdelegates and Wikileaks’ disclosure of emails showing the DNC working to discredit Clinton’s then-opponent Bernie Sanders.
Ultimately, President Trump’s base widely supports Graham’s assertions of the media working against the President. The term “fake news” remains alive and well to this day and Americans have taken to social media to slam the deep state and affirm that President Trump will not be defeated:
Many of President Trump’s critics have dismissed Franklin Graham’s assertions that the deep state is employing the media as a weapon to sabotage the Commander-in-Chief.