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Steve Bannon out as White House Strategist

Post by Original Quill on Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:25 pm

Another Freaky Friday WH announcement:

Yahoo News wrote:Steve Bannon is leaving the White House
Hunter Walker 11 am PST

WASHINGTON — Friday will be controversial White House chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s final day working in the West Wing. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders issued a statement to the press pool describing the move as a mutual decision between Bannon and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best,” Sanders said.

The official word from the White House came after a slew of reports about Bannon’s departure. According to a New York Times report published shortly before Sanders’ statement, President Trump “told senior aides that he has decided to remove” Steve Bannon, the controversial White House chief strategist. ABC News and other outlets reported that Bannon had already resigned.

Both the White House and Bannon did not immediately respond to multiple requests for comment from Yahoo News.

Prior to the Times report, the conservative journalist Matt Drudge, who enjoys a close relationship with the White House, declared that Bannon’s time in the West Wing was coming to an end. Axios also reported that a review conducted by new White House chief of staff John Kelly was expected to conclude with an “imminent” announcement of Bannon’s departure.

Trump’s White House had been infamously volatile with a series of high profile departures. Bannon had regularly been involved in infighting with other top aides and rumors of his potential dismissal swirled at multiple points. The reports of a Bannon exit intensified after an he gave an extensive interview to the liberal American Prospect that was published on Wednesday. In it, Bannon described some of his disagreements with other top officials and appeared to undermine the president’s position on North Korea.

Bannon was a key figure in Trump’s shocking upset victory in last year’s presidential election. Prior to joining Trump’s campaign, he ran the conservative news site Breitbart News, which he once proclaimed was the “platform for the alt-right.” At Breitbart, Bannon found a base for his philosophy of economic nationalism and staunch opposition to immigration and political correctness. His ideology led many to see him as a key architect of Trump’s victory, but it also drew criticism from liberals who saw him as a dangerous zealot.

Now Neo-Nazi Trump will see what a hole he has dug for himself.  Bannon will go right back the Breitbart News and start writing editorials from the extreme right about Trump and the Republicans: If you sleep with the Devil, you marry the Devil

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Re: Steve Bannon out as White House Strategist

Post by Guest on Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:35 pm

Is this not good news?

That now he has no Gobbles anymore to elevate him?

That this will divide his supporters?

I see Trump being out within a year Quill

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:04 am

It's a bit more complex.  Politics has as many vectors as points on the compass...it's not one-dimensional.  Sure, Bannon was a Gobbles, and sure Gobbles is gone, but ask yourself, where does Gobbles go?

To understand this, you have to understand where Bannon came from.  Breitbart is owned by one of Americas trillionaires, Robert Mercer.  It's his toy.  Mercer is old New York money, that has dabbled in politics with a million or two, now and then, hither and yon.

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/the-reclusive-hedge-fund-tycoon-behind-the-trump-presidency

Mercer brought in Bannon, as a bright young man, and political strategist/writer.  He made Bannon publisher, and set Bannon to work on several campaigns.  Mercer originally had Bannon working to oust House Whip Representative Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner.  When that succeeded, Mercer put Bannon to work defeating Trump in favor of Senator Ted Cruz.

When Trump actually won and Cruz lost, it became apparent to Trump that he didn't want Bannon on any other side but his own.  Bannon was that good.  We don't know whether Trump made a deal with Mercer, or he went around Mercer.  With or without Mercer (Mercer eventually became Trump's biggest contributor), Bannon was recruited into the Trump campaign and he and Kellyanne Conway (head of Mercer's PAC) were made co-Campaign managers (actually, Conway was "manager" and Bannon was styled "CEO").

So, with the departure of Bannon from the WH, we ask ourselves...what the fook just happened?  Did Trump kick him out because he was in league with the Neo-Nazis and white supremacists involved in Charlottesville, or did Bannon resign because he (and Mercer) think the Alt.right cause is better served without Trump?

If it's the former, Bannon and Mercer will be pissed at Bannon's being fired.  If Bannon and Mercer decided on their own that they can do without Trump, it's Trump that is on the outs.  Either way, the RW in America is going t become red hot, and highly anti-Trump.

(Tell Vic this is what a political theorist does...he figures out schemes that others are too dumb to figure out.)

We've got to watch closely for what will happen next.  The heat now moves outside, and in the general atmosphere around the WH.  Does Breitbart oppose Trump, or become a common traveler.  Is Breitbart a third-column...neither Democrat nor Republican?  Also crucial is, what Kellyanne Conway is going to do?  In fact, watch for who and how many will vacate the WH?  That will tell us who is on Mercer's side, and how much Trump understands how he's been fooked over.  The man's not real bright, so he may still be asleep.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:44 am

Arrow

And so, another domino falls...

Yet another step closer to Pence becoming POTUS by next year, when the Repub's themselves give the Dumpster that one last push  ???

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:39 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Arrow

And so, another domino falls...

Yet another step closer to Pence becoming POTUS by next year,  when the Repub's themselves give the Dumpster that one last push  ???

Pence is vulnerable.  On January 6th, when AG Susan Yeats informed "the Trump campaign" that Mike Flynn was negotiating lifting sanctions on behalf of the US, Pence was head of the transition team.  Therefore, he knew of Flynn's collusion with the Russians against the interests of the US, which constitutes treason and espionage.  He did nothing and raised no objection when Flynn was appointed to the office of National Security Adviser.  That makes Pence, at a minimum, accessory-after-the-fact to treason and espionage, and perhaps conspiracy, depending on his involvement and prior knowledge.

The standard of high crimes and misdemeanors is undefined, but at a minimum these are felonies.  Pence is vulnerable.

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:43 pm

Smile

Who's next in succession ???

Speaker of the House ?

Then, Secretary of State at #3 replacement ?

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:17 am

Speaker of the House, then pro tempore of the Senate, then down the Cabnet:

1 Vice President Mike Pence (R)
2 Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R)
3 President pro tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch (R)
4 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R)
5 Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin (R)
6 Secretary of Defense James Mattis (I)
7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R)
8 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke (R)
9 Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue (R)
10 Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross (R)
11 Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta (R)
12 Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price (R)
13 Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Carson
– Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao (R)[a]
14 Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (R)
15 Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos (R)
16 Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin (I)
17 Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke (I)

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Post by Original Quill on Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:42 pm

BBC News wrote:Steve Bannon vows to 'go to war'

19 August 2017

Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would fight for the agenda that won Mr Trump the election.

"I've got my hands back on my weapons," he said. "It's Bannon the Barbarian."

Mr Bannon helped shape the America First campaign message but fell foul of more moderate White House forces.

The 63-year-old has been accused of voicing anti-Semitic and white supremacist views.

He is the latest high-profile figure to leave the White House team. National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; press secretary Sean Spicer; chief of staff Reince Priebus and communications director Anthony Scaramucci have all gone.

Mr Trump paid tribute to Mr Bannon in an early-morning tweet on Saturday.

Neo-Nazi Donald Trump wrote:I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service. He came to the campaign during my run against Crooked Hillary Clinton - it was great! Thanks S

There had been suggestions Mr Trump was under renewed pressure to sack Mr Bannon following the violence at a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend, when a car was driven into counter-protesters, killing a woman.

But he told the Weekly Standard that he had informed Chief of Staff John Kelly and Mr Trump on 7 August that he would announce his resignation on the 14th. The tumult over the violence in Charlottesville postponed the announcement, he said.

Bye Bye Bannon, Washington's second most powerful man
Who was Donald Trump's chief strategist?

President Trump had hinted at the situation during his controversial press briefing on the Virginia violence on Tuesday.

Although the president had defended Mr Bannon as "not a racist", saying he had received an unfair press, Mr Trump said "we'll see what happens" about him.

The only statement about Mr Bannon's sacking on Friday came from Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who said: "We are grateful for his service and wish him the best."

In his Weekly Standard interview, Mr Bannon said: "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."

He added: "In many ways I think I can be more effective fighting from the outside for the agenda President Trump ran on. And anyone who stands in our way, we will go to war with."

Mr Bannon added: "I built a [expletive] machine at Breitbart. And now I'm about to go back, knowing what I know, and we're about to rev that machine up."

Breitbart itself carried the headline: 'Populist Hero' Stephen K Bannon Returns Home to Breitbart.

News editor-in-chief Alex Marlow said: "Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda."

Breitbart executive Joel Pollak responded to the return of Mr Bannon with a singled-worded, hashtag tweet: #WAR.

The staff at Breitbart is ready for marching orders, it seems.

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Re: Steve Bannon out as White House Strategist

Post by Jules on Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:59 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:Arrow

And so, another domino falls...

Yet another step closer to Pence becoming POTUS by next year,  when the Repub's themselves give the Dumpster that one last push  ???

Annnnnd  another white house staffer has gone, today. Shocked Shocked
Don't even ask me the name, I lost interest after the list of sacked/resigned people reached double figures.
He'd better think of a face-saving way of walking away from this unholy mess - better to jump than be pushed.
Cos there is a distinct aura of "The Last Days of Pompeii" about him and his entire govt, I feel.

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