RUSH: Grab audio sound bite number 15. This is a former head honcho at MI6. This is the U.K. version of the CIA. MI5 is the U.K. version of the FBI. This guy’s name is John Sawers. He was being interviewed by Christiane Amanpour about Trump’s tenure as president. Remember this guy is a Brit, establishment. He may be as well be the big Labor Democrat in the country. But he ran MI6 for a while, and Christiane Amanpour says, “You think Donald Trump is the biggest threat to the world?”
RUSH: What a crock!
SAWERS: We now have an America which is primarily — in fact, overwhelming — pursuing its national interests. So it’s the end of American exceptionalism. Now, other countries have to adapt to that.
RUSH: (impression) “We now have an America which is primarily — in fact, overwhelming — pursuing its national interests.” We can’t have that. We can’t have that. That’s “the end of American exceptionalism.” Do you believe this crap? This, folks, this is exactly what McCain was talking about when he said he couldn’t understand why we would abandon the world leadership and order that we created 75 years ago. This! (impression)
“He has said himself he wants to put America first.” We can’t have that! That’s not American exceptionalism. We can’t have that! “Most American presidents, the last 70-odd years, have seen America’s role as the stabilizer of the international system, as the guarantor of peace and stability, and,” when any of us need American money, then give it, “as far as possible, open markets.” When it’s not possible, screw open markets. “And that is what we used to call American exceptionalism…”
But that’s what worldwide establishment thinking is.