How the 'Deep State' Fights Back: Trump 'Deserves Better' Treatment, Authors Say
- In their new tell-allbook Trump's Enemies:
'How the Deep State IsUndermining the Presidency',
former campaign managers CoreyLewandowski and David Bossie
reveal a lot, including a list of names
of those they say have triedto undermine the President,
some of them from inside the White House.
- Well, the November 9th Cluber,
it's comprised of people
who didn't support him when he ran,
didn't vote for him on election day,
but found a way to weasel theirway into the administration,
and look, every presidenthas to take people
who weren't with himbefore to grow his team.
The difference is, traditionally,
those people put theirpersonal biases aside,
and they work on behalf of the president
to further his agenda.
- [Jenna Browder] Sean Spicer,Gary Cohn, and H.R. McMaster
are just a few they write about,
but their list extends well beyond
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Democrats, the intelligencecommunity, media,
and establishment are also in included.
There are people out therewho say this whole idea
of the deep state is a conspiracy.
What do you say to those people?
- Yeah, you know what?
That's the narrative that theleft wants you to believe.
The facts are very simple.
There are, and everybody knowsit, you just have to to think
about how we are framing it,
which is, there are peoplein the federal government
who have been in it for 30 or 40 years.
They have what we call the,
"We owe you rent mentality."
The president is only here forfour years, or eight years.
They're here for 30 or 40.
They slow-walk your agenda.
- [Jenna] And when it comesto the Russia investigation.
- [Corey] We detail itvery much in the book,
and people should be very afraid,
because what the presidentoutlines in his interview,
and what we talk about in the book,
individuals at the highestlevel of law enforcement
use their badges, whichthey were entrusted with,
and they went after American citizens
for political purposes, andit should never happen again.
- [Jenna] There's talk that the president
may pardon Paul Manafort.
Do you think he should?
- Look, I think every president has it
under their purview to issue pardons.
Barack Obama issued more pardons than
13 previous presidents combined,and to really bad guys.
You know, people whowere convicted killers,
but, what I think thepresident said recently was
he's not going to take that off the table.
- [Jenna] Then that's part of Trump's
"Art of the Deal" mindset.
They both know well.
And I know we were on Air ForceOne and you were both fair.
This was down to acampaign event in Florida,
but you're right there.
You were in a lot of these conversations.
Just tell us about yourrelationship that you
still have with the president.
- [Corey] Well we havea great relationship,
and part of the reason we wrote this book
is so that we can bringto light the frustration
that the president has faced,
whether its from theintelligence community,
some of the mainstreammedia, some of his own staff,
those people in Congresswho's thwarted his agenda,
cuz we hear it, cuz wetravel with them, we see it,
and he deserves better.
- Another reason they saythey wrote the book is to
tout the president's successes,
and show the ways of Washington and
what he's up against come 2020.
In Washington, Jenna Browder.