US President Donald Trump, who has been relentlessly bashing everything linked to what he sees as ‘socialism,’ is himself no stranger to using socialist principles to support the US arms industry, Tulsi Gabbard has claimed.

One could hardly suspect Trump of being a socialist in disguise. After all, the US president has emerged as one of the most ardent critics of the leftist ideological platform. Just recently, he announced he would “go into the war with some socialists,” while apparently referring to his political opponents from the Democratic Party.

But the president also seems to be quite keen on borrowing some socialist ideas when it fits his agenda, at least, according to the congresswoman from Hawaii and Democratic presidential candidate, Tulsi Gabbard, who recently wrote in a tweet that “Trump is for socialism when it comes to taxpayers underwriting military contractors and arms manufacturers.”

Had dad pay off a doctor to get him a note to stay out of military service and Vietnam. This is a crime.

She was referring to a piece in The Los Angeles Times, which cheerfully reported that Trump’s whopping military budget helps to breathe some new life into a Pentagon-owned tank manufacturing plant somewhere in northwestern Ohio that was once on the verge of a shutdown.

While the paper hailed the fact that the Pentagon’s budget increase allowed local workers to keep their jobs and encouraged a skilled workforce to move to a small town in rural Ohio, Gabbard apparently hinted that the whole story in fact described what amounted to re-distribution of money from taxpayers to a de-facto depressed area to save some jobs – a social-democratic if not outright socialist move indeed.

It is very much unclear if Trump had this Ohio plant or any other factories like it in mind when he supported the record Pentagon budget. After all, redistributing large sums of public money in favor of the booming US military industrial complex does not look very much like socialism.

awake and crazy as a bedbug

ALSO ON RT.COM Born in the USSA? Americans cozy up to Socialism as Neocons pursue regime change in VenezuelaIn her post, Gabbard also added that the US might have had a better use for a $160 billion boost in defense spending over two years. “The same money would create more jobs used for rebuilding our country’s infrastructure and green economy, and it would be better for humanity,” she wrote.

Trump, meanwhile, seems to be pretty confident that his policies indeed “make America great again” while it is those pesky socialists that threaten to ruin everything he has achieved. “I love the idea of ‘Keep America Great’ because you know what it says is we’ve made it great now we’re going to keep it great because the socialists will destroy it,” he told an audience of Republican congress members this week, while talking about the forthcoming presidential campaign.


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7 COMMENTS

  1. Madame President Gabbard would likely be able to do something like that and reverse spending, bare more gov black ops that have been covered your centuries. All private gov letters before making cannabis illegal is already more than 100 years old, and the same with the passage of FED Bank.

    • Just because Tulsi says the right things doesn’t mean she’s above suspicion as being yet another example of an Israeli controlled politician. There are a number of suspicious things about her such as her close relationships with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach and Miriam Adelson. Her anti-Islam stance and rhetoric about Islamic terrorism being the real enemy of America is cause for suspicion too. Then there’s her staunch support of Indian President Modi, who is an Israeli puppet. She’s also had too much to say about ‘radical Islam’ and Al-Qaeda carrying out 9-11. Maybe she’s the real deal and not just another stooge for Israel, but it’s still not clear and a healthy dose of skepticism should be applied to her and her candidacy in the 2020 race.

    • From Jonas Alexis

      “No one is saying Tulsi Gabbard is above suspicion or we should never be skeptical of her enterprise. She said that Trump is a socialist when it comes to perpetual wars. Is the statement true or not? That’s the central issue.”

    • Ian, the fact that she is being ignored in the press is hopeful; however she doesn’t have the backing to fight the Israeli powerful and still run for election. Perhaps the best she can hope for this running is to get her name out there as controlled opposition. And live to fight another day.

    • Maybe to the Zionist She Tulsi is a Semi-Compliant But Totally Not Blackmailable or Controlled ……. And to Them a Person Should be Totally Compromised to Them For Them to be able to Count on that useful idiot …….. Maybe They’re Shakey about Tulsi so She doesn’t seem to be getting the media microphone at alll ……….Slaves come in degrees and Maybe Tulsi is a Weak Slave who does not promise much ………