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Do President Trump’s Newest Quotes About Steve Bannon Signal An End For The Chief Strategist?

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President Trump and Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s partnership may soon be coming to an end. No one in the White House has officially said as much, of course, but if there’s any indication to new quotes secured by the New York Post, Trump is completely over the former Breitbart head honcho. They’re not broken up yet, but the groundwork now exists for Bannon, who failed to find allies in the White House, to saunter off into the nationalist sunset.

What happened? Well, Trump reportedly had to referee a meeting between Bannon and Trump son-in-law (and “globalist cuck”) Jared Kushner, so they wouldn’t tear each other apart. Mysteriously, Breitbart began to cool down on the anti-Kushner stories, but perhaps Trump’s political affections cannot be recaptured.

There’s some recent precedence for this setup. Remember how Sean Spicer tried to distance Michael Flynn and Paul Manafort from all things Trump? Spicey described Flynn as a “volunteer” even though he gave foreign policy advice during the campaign and became national security advisor. Yes, that’s completely happening here with Bannon. Trump downplays Bannon’s influence in the campaign (he joined in mid-August) and sounds finished with his former right-hand man while insisting that he’s his own strategist:

“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary … Steve is a good guy, but I told [he and Jared Kushner] to straighten it out or I will.”

“I like Steve, but….” This sequence of words has never ended well for any Steve in history.

Mere months ago, few would have predicted this would happen. Bannon was riding high as one of the proponents of of Trump’s (now-)failed Muslim ban, but now, the party’s no longer fun. Trump recently removed Bannon from his unprecedented permanent seat on the National Security Counsel — the lofty perch that happened only because Trump did not read the executive order that appointed Bannon, who boasts no security or foreign policy experience.

Beyond that gut punch, Bannon failed to get along with Kushner, and Trump may have been jealous at how his chief strategist began to attract attention in the form of spurred national protests about a supposed “President Bannon” running the show. Whether or not the supposed cause of the split is true, Bannon is likely on the way out. The question remains, however, will Breitbart retaliate, as predicted, with “open warfare”? We shall see…

(Via New York Post)

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