Well, well, well. So, it continues. The exodus. None of this is surprising. Trump was never supposed to win and these people never really wanted to be in an actual government, except for Kushner who really wanted that darn loan (take that Qatar!). The goal was to shake up the establishment and they seem to be doing a good job at that. So each termination and resignation isn’t even a cause for celebration. It’s just a sign of what’s to come. More chaos. Which is what they wanted all along. Even when Trump is losing, he’s winning. It’s kind of like how One Direction and Ed Sheeran can churn out ‘hit’ albums of shitty songs and still make millions.
Anyway, here’s what happened:
Trump: Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the most Presidential of them all!
Mirror: Uh, most presidential you are, buuut, there’s a huge issue that you’re yet to respond to.
Trump: I’m still gathering the facts, Mirror. The right facts. Not the fake facts or the genuine facts, but the facts that are right for me right now.
Mirror: Oh oh oh-oh, the right facts. Oh oh oh-oh, the right facts!
Trump: You’re fired!
Later, without the Mirror to guide him, Trump called Bannon a great guy and said he wasn’t a racist (coming from someone who’s a rampant racist himself) but he didn’t say whether or not Bannon would remain his Chief Strategist. On one hand, it’s odd because if I was in the middle of defending a bunch of racists and neo-Nazis, I’d at least go for bat for the other racist, Nazi douchebag on my team, but hey, that didn’t work out too well for Sessions either.
Anyway, in came Bannon who supposedly offered his resignation on August 7th and wanted to announce it a week later.
Except, it didn’t really work out because of what happened in Charlottesville, and Trump’s “We’ll see [about whether or not Bannon stays]” comment.
So he retaliated with this:
Steve Bannon said he wanted to “crush” political opponents taking a stand against racism following the fatal violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Spoken like a true non-racist.
Mr Bannon downplayed the danger posed by Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi sympathisers and revealed his ambition to dominate anti-Trump groups focused on “race and identity” in an interview with left-wing magazine The American Prospect on Tuesday.
Asked about racist elements of the far-right, Mr Bannon said: “Ethno-nationalism, it’s losers. It’s a fringe element. I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.
On the democrats:
“These guys are a collection of clowns.” He said of the Democrats: “The longer they talk about identity politics, I got ’em. I want them to talk about racism every day. If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.
On North Korea:
“Forget it. Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that 10 million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us,” he said.
Bannon might have contradicted Trump in his “interview” but what the fuck is ethno nationalism? JUST SAY WHITE. We know that the prefix ‘ethno’ probably makes him break out into a rash.
If you’re going to pull a lazy Scaramucci, at least make it less obvious. You don’t make a phone call to a liberal journalist and then claim you didn’t know it was an interview. Mind you, many, many, many people believe him.
I think most sane people know that he knew what he was doing.
It was a clear message to Trump – Bannon can rewrite his own narrative and have a voice whenever he likes. Trump choosing his rivals over him is a declaration of war. He’s in a position to undermine Trump, especially now that he’s back at Breitbart. Now he’s seen firsthand how everything works and he’s in a prime position to bring it all down.
Case in point:
He [Bannon] told the Weekly Standard, a conservative opinion magazine: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.
“We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
On life after Trump…
He said: “I feel jacked up. I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up.”
One would think that he used Trump, but hey, they’re as much friends as they are not racist. And they’re both dangerous men. Bannon more so than Trump. He has ‘egomaniac, Bond-esque villain’ stamped all over his forehead. Truly a disturbing individual.
Anyway, one down, many more to go. Omarosa and Ben Carson can stay, though. Their black membership cards are still revoked.