It’s happened before, and it’s happening again.
Another chasm has opened between White Hat leaders who support President Donald J. Trump and those who say Trump’s time is up and that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis now represents the future of American conservatism. As reported previously, officers under Gen. David H. Berger’s command have repeatedly waffled over whom to back, with half bemoaning the general’s unwavering endorsement of Trump. And last week three high-ranking White Hats defected to the Deep State following the midterm steal.
“Defeatism is in the air. There are those among us who feel the Deep State is unbeatable, that we’re engaged in an unwinnable war, that we don’t have the manpower to affect change, so they’re jumping ship and swimming to what they think will be the winning team. This is opposite of what we saw two years ago, after the 2020 steal, when officers and NCOs up and down the board were calling Gen. Berger and saying ‘get me in this fight.’ It’s problematic,” a source in Gen. Berger’s office told Real Raw News.
He also said lack of political support has cast doubt on whether White Hats can restore order to the Republic.
“In 2021 we had a symbiotic connection to many conservative lawmakers. While they didn’t openly cheer us, they helped us on the backend. That support has dwindled considerably, as they seem to fear that association with us will foil their political careers. And conservative media’s sudden hatred of Trump isn’t helping Gen. Berger’s cause,” our source said.
He said the New York Post’s caricature of Donald Trump as Humpty Dumpty sitting on a wall infuriated Gen. Berger but elicited boisterous laughter from White Hats who consider Trump “damaged goods.” Even Newsmax seems to have turned on Trump: When Trump ally Mike Lindell went on air to present evidence of election fraud, Newsmax host John Iadarola silenced him, saying neither he nor Newsmax was able to verify claims of midterm election fraud.
“We don’t know what Lindell would’ve given them because he wasn’t allowed to speak. But when we have proof of fraud, we share it with conservative media, and without exception, they refuse to air it, because they’re terrified of the FCC. There is a direct correlation between the fracture in the White Hat movement and the fracture in the Republican party,” our source explained.
The divisiveness, he added, has been amplified by Trump’s repeated attacks on Governors DeSantis and Youngkin, both seen as potential rivals in the 2024 primaries.
“We know Trump is outspoken and has a history of assigning opponents pejorative nicknames. In the past it’s worked to his advantage, but the feeling right now is that his imprudent strikes are doing more harm than good. Gen. Berger has even asked him to tone down the rhetoric, but Trump is Trump. He’s going to do what he’s going to do. Unfortunately, Trump’s outspokenness, for lack of a better word, has caused people in our ranks to believe he is Deep State and trying to collapse the movement,” our source said.
But Gen. Berger, he added, continually reminds his subordinates that it was President Donald J. Trump who, prior to leaving Washington in January 2021, invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 that allowed the U.S. military to target, arrest, detain, and execute Deep Staters whose treasonous actions weakened the nation.
“Gen. Berger is fighting to bring unity back to the White Hats. The situation right now is tumultuous. We are still evaluating the depth of election fraud, which seems widespread. We need cohesiveness to once and for all beat the Deep State,” he said in closing.