President Trump has classified Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as a “friend” and “not a racist,” but that didn’t stop him from lowering the boom and letting him go from his duties on Friday.
I supported Trump but was always uneasy with Bannon if you heard any of my radio shows. It was reported that he went around WH Chief of Staff General Kelly and straight to Trump the other day. Bad move.
Donald Trump is in a fight for his presidency. Sometimes in a fight, tactical decisions take priority over strategy. It’s easy to forget, but Bannon was not the architect of Trump’s nationalist policies, Trump was.
As long as Trump continues to listen first and foremost to his own advice, the overall strategy will be fine.
Breaking News: President Trump told aides he’s decided to push out Stephen Bannon as chief strategist https://t.co/5SXAAa3qWI
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 18, 2017
"A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7." https://t.co/bfV7rlB2iD
— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) August 18, 2017
Source: NY Times
The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.
As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.
Mr. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.
But the loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises into policy reality, raises the potential for the president to face criticism from the conservative news media base that supported him over the past year.
Breaking: Bannon is out. Try to relax. This is like Tom Brady losing a QB coach. Trump is looking forward to Steve helping on outside. #MAGA
— JohnWickofPolitics (@Gingrich_of_PA) August 18, 2017
BREAKING: Steve Bannon out at White House; May return to Breitbart News pic.twitter.com/Jcg7K9dIPv
— STUMP 4 TRUMP (@Stump4TrumpPAC) August 18, 2017
If Bannon is out, that's a major blow to white nationalists who will have to go to Donald Trump to find support in the White House.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) August 18, 2017
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 18, 2017
News post: "Drudge says Bannon is out: 'Had one hell of a run'" https://t.co/YzXwjttetj
— Major Victor Bravo (@Conservatexian) August 18, 2017
Mr. Bannon’s many critics bore down after the violence in Charlottesville. Outraged over Mr. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally, leaving one woman dead, human rights activists demanded that the president fire so-called nationalists working in the West Wing. That group of hard-right populists in the White House is led by Mr. Bannon.
This whole Charlottesville event is the fault of the far left Marxists. The organizer of the event, Jason Kessler, has been exposed. He is an Obama supporter and member of Occupy Wallstreet. He is following Alinsky’s rules for radicals. If you want to change things you must keep the people separate and fighting, regardless of what it takes. Without civil unrest, there is no need for change. He is a progressive following a plan to start a revolution.
What gets me about this is no major pushback from our side against the left demonizing nationalism. They are tying it with White Supremacy and that’s wrong.
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