The deceptive games being played by the two factions ("CIA faction" or the "Obama faction" versus the "Rockefeller faction" or "Trump faction" -- see this, this, and this) as represented by efforts of Kissinger and Brzezinski) of the US ruling class are getting ever more complicated, and I am having a very difficult time trying to keep up with their deceptive activities. It seems that everything is fake with our government and major media, and ordinary Americans are being played with as suckers (def. 5a).
It appears to me--correct me if I'm wrong--that corporate media (largely controlled by the CIA faction) is on the one hand trying to smear Trump with his efforts at rapprochement with the Russians (the Rockefeller faction) while playing along with the old deceptive game of fighting terrorism in the Middle East. In the following commentary Cartalucci is referring to Trump's continuation of CIA faction policies while trying to appear to be different.
Like all politicians and every US president before Donald Trump, talk is cheap - used to target and manipulate the weakest minds among any nation's population. Action, however, is more difficult to manifest among deficient and/or dishonest politicians and political parties.
That President Trump is continuing America's partnership in terror with Saudi Arabia should be of no surprise to the public. Trump - even during his presidential campaign last year - surrounded himself with Bush-era Neo-Conservatives and policymakers, corporate-financier elitists, and the right-wing counterparts of the corporate media, including those elements cleverly disguised as "alternative media" such as Breitbart News.
Objective adults weigh words against actions. Across the West, however, both President Trump's opponents and supporters appear mesmerized by his words, and entirely oblivious to both his actions and their implications.