The financial elite have largely remained mute over the ascension of Donald Trump. After he swept the South Carolina primary and picked up 82 delegates, however, The Economist and the Council on Foreign Relations assaulted Trump on the very same day.

The Economist admitted on Saturday Trump is all but unbeatable, but held out a desperate hope the tide may be turned.

The weekly newspaper is owned by the Rothschild banking family of England and the European financial investment company Exor controlled by the Agnelli family that has the largest holdings on the Italian stock exchange.

“It would still be possible for another candidate to win enough delegates to overtake him. But that would require the front-runner to have a late, spectacular electoral collapse of a kind that has not been seen before. Right now the Republican nomination is his to lose,” according to the editorial board of the newspaper.

The Economist claims Trump has “prospered by inciting hatred and violence. He is so unpredictable that the thought of him anywhere near high office is terrifying. He must be stopped.”

“If The Economist had cast a vote in the Republican primaries in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina or Nevada we would have supported John Kasich,” the editorial continues.

The Ohio Governor came in fourth in South Carolina and collected a paltry six delegates. After Kasich’s campaign collapses (he has promised to stay in the race until the primary in his home state of Ohio) the bankers will throw their weight behind the neocon candidate, Marco Rubio.

Benn Steil, a Senior Fellow and Director of International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Max Boot, a leading neocon and the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the CFR, attacked Trump on the pages of The Weekly Standard over the weekend.

After claiming Trump “is prepared to abrogate America’s commitments” to globalist trade deals and pointing to his vociferous opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, Steil and Boot lay out what they consider Trump’s disastrous plan for America. The CFR duo is particularly concerned about Trump’s plan to reduce troop numbers overseas and his criticism of autocratic regimes supported by the United States.

“Trump has already done considerable damage to America’s reputation with his crude, bombastic, and often ugly rhetoric. American standing, as measured both in ‘soft power’ and more traditional realpolitik terms, would suffer far more if he were to become commander in chief,” Steil and Boot write. “A Trump presidency threatens the post-World War II liberal international order that American presidents of both parties have so laboriously built up—an order based on free trade and alliances with other democracies.”

It remains to be seen what the financial elite can do to derail Trump. Articles published in newspapers and magazines read primarily by the elite and their minions will not change the situation.

Political Class Plan to Trash Trump

GOP strategist Roger Stone told Alex Jones last week the elite will pull out all the stops in a bid to halt Trump. They will back Rubio and if he fails to gain traction on Super Tuesday they will re-introduce failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“$75 million to stop Trump and $25 million to Marco Rubio, but they gave Rubio a condition: he’s got to win the Florida primary or he’s out and Mitt Romney’s in,” Stone told Jones. “That’s the plan.”

Stone believes the Republican political class will “ramp up an enormous, negative campaign on TV against Trump” and “they are also going to try and delve into his business affairs, but if Rubio fails to grab the Florida primary, then Rubio’s out and Mitt Romney’s in.”

“The power structure’s desperate, the Rubio and Cruz teams are going back and forth but they can’t agree as to who will be the candidate,” he added. “I still believe Mitt Romney is totally dressed up, already made up, waiting in the wings to step in as the last, best hope of the ‘stop Trump’ movement, and frankly I think Trump will bulldoze him as well.”

On Sunday Stone told WND the Republicans will stop at nothing to pull the rug out from under Trump.

“Beware the ‘Big Steal,’” Stone warned. “The leaders of the GOP establishment plan to steal the nomination from Trump and to thwart the popular will, and they don’t care if they lose. Trump threatens all the establishment GOP leaders’ cozy deals. He’s a threat to the lobbying class. He’s a threat to the consultant class. He’s a threat to the globalists.”

“The GOP establishment would rather suffer through four years of Hillary—whose policies are indistinguishable from Marco Rubio’s or Mitt Romney’s—than to have an outsider be president like Trump, who is beholden to no one.”

While Clinton will undoubtedly steamroll over the Vermont socialist Bernie Sanders during the primaries and claim the Democrat nomination, she is unlikely to win the election in November.

“The bottom line is that the primary model, using also the cyclical movement, makes it almost certain that Donald Trump will be the next president,” explained Helmut Norpoth, a professor at Stony Brook University, who based his prediction on statistical modeling.

Norpoth’s model has accurately predicted the winner of every national election since 1912 except the election of 1960 when John F. Kennedy won by a narrow margin. Republican Richard Nixon lost the popular vote by less than half of a percentage point.

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