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What powers control the US political system? Analyst explains

Even after winning the US presidency in 2016, Donald Trump is still describing the country’s political system a “rigged” one, but as Richard Becker tells Press TV, this portrays the true "reality" of the American government.

“This is a rigged system," said the Republican president, who won in 2016 despite gaining more than three million fewer votes than his contender Hillary Clinton.

Republican vs. Democrat: No difference

According to Becker, the West Coast correspondent of the A.N.S.W.E.R coalition, this is not a  Trump statement and it actually reflects “the reality” of the country.

“The big banks, the military industrial corporations, oil companies and other resource-based companies constitute the core of power inside of the United States,” he said.

There is practically no difference between a Democrat or a Republican to run the White House, he further suggested, adding that in either case, “we have huge military budgets in the United States, bigger than the rest of the world’s military budgets combined” that serve the true powers in the country’s political system.

“This is not what Trump’s talking about; this is the reality of how the government does not work for the people; it works on behalf of the corporations.”

Becker also referred to the number of lawmakers representing each state regardless of its population, calling it “undemocratic.”

He exemplified his point by referencing Trump’s electoral college victory despite losing the popular vote to Hillary.

The leaders of the United States that the drafted the constitution are to blame for the current situation, suggested the California-based analyst, noting that they even allowed for slavery in the Constitution.

Since campaigning for the 2016 presidential election, Trump, a billionaire New Yorker and reality TV personality, has been complaining about the US “rigged” system and the “fake news.”


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