So, if there is a movement, which this [anonymous New York Times contributor] claims there is and I haven't seen it, that is what the deep state is. That is the government employees -- some of them, who have their own agenda and not the agenda of the 60 million people that voted for Donald Trump to be the President of the United States.
[President Trump] expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on [Russia] for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable. This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.anonymous