PSYCH! It ain’t happening, so the Bannonites can stop pushing it.
Not just stop pushing it, but maybe grab a few boxes and go over to help Steve Bannon make the move back to Breitbart.
No, Bannon isn’t “officially” booted from the Trump train, but all that talk coming from the weekend, where White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus called a sit-down between Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, in order to work out their differences, it’s looking more and more like Kushner wasn’t convinced to let Bannon stay.
During an interview with the New York Post, President Trump was very reluctant to say anything positive about Bannon.
Trump was asked, outright, if he still had confidence in Steve Bannon, the self-described “Leninist” who took over as the head of Trump’s presidential campaign and amped up the nationalist rhetoric and alt-right fervor that was credited with dragging Trump over the finish line during the election.
Trump didn’t exactly give Bannon a ringing show of support:
“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” Trump said. “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.”
Translation: “I owe Bannon NOTHING.”
He ended by saying, “Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.”
In other words, Bannonites, Steve ain’t that important to the cause, now that Trump is in office.
The best part about all of this is watching the social media meltdown, as many of Trump’s most ardent supporters realize they’ve been duped.