Noam Chomsky: Donald Trump could stage false-flag terror attack to maintain fanbase amid failing policies

President ‘will have to try to find some means of rallying the support’, claims left-wing intellectual

By Jon Sharman

Donald Trump’s administration could stage a false-flag terrorist attack to maintain the support of voters after they realise his “promises are built on sand”, Noam Chomsky has claimed.

The left-wing intellectual said working-class Americans would eventually recognise the President’s “rhetoric is about helping the working man and so on, but the [policy] proposals are savage and damaging”.

It comes days after the defeat of a healthcare bill designed to fulfil Mr Trump’s key campaign promise to repeal and replace Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said 24 million people could have been left uninsured if the bill had passed.

Professor Chomsky told AlterNet: “In order to maintain his popularity, the Trump administration will have to try to find some means of rallying the support and changing the discourse from the policies that they are carrying out, which are basically a wrecking ball, to something else.