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The Trump-Bannon Rift
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:19 pm    Post subject: The Trump-Bannon Rift Reply with quote

This is going to be entertaining... super grin

Steve Bannon Says Trump Jr. Committed TREASON During Trump Tower Meeting
Steve Bannon, the former political strategist for Donald Trump and current purveyor of right wing propaganda over at Breitbart, believes that Robert Mueller is going “crack Donald Trump Jr. open like an egg” and bust him for all of the “treasonous” activity that has taken place at Trump Tower. Bannon has knowledge about the Trump’s that most of us don’t, so this might be one time when we should actually listen to him.

https://youtu.be/hghll66I-zM


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:09 pm    Post subject: Trump Fires Back At Steve Bannon Reply with quote

President Donald Trump Fires Back At Steve Bannon: He ‘Lost His Mind’ After Losing Job
President Donald Trump issues a statement in response to comments made by Steve Bannon in a newly-released book, arguing that the former White House strategist “has nothing to do with me or my Presidency.” (??!!) (Yes, and Pappadopoulos was just the coffee boy...)

https://youtu.be/PEcrBGBL9zs


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:14 am    Post subject: I'm confused... Reply with quote

I thought Bannon was a strong Trump supporter, that he said Trump would win in 2020 in a landslide? When and why has he turned against Trump now? confused
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:19 am    Post subject: The reason for the falling-out Reply with quote

Here's one explanation, Chickita.

The Roy Moore debacle drove a wedge between Trump and Bannon

Steve Bannon no doubt hoped that Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama senate race would be no more than a speed bump in his political battle with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

But now, in the wake of President Trump’s bone-rattling rebuke of Bannon on Wednesday (in response to Bannon’s provocative remarks about the Trump campaign, as quoted in a new book), the Moore debacle is taking on more the appearance of a train wreck. It weakened Bannon’s standing with Trump’s base, giving McConnell an opportunity to redirect Trump’s ire from himself to Bannon.

The label of “Trump’s enemy on the right” has now been firmly planted on Bannon’s chest, after Trump denounced his former adviser on Wednesday in a 266-word statement that was unique in the annals of presidential history for its level of vindictive rage.

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency,” Trump said in the statement, which went on to proclaim that Trump and “Republican members of Congress and candidates,” but not Bannon, want to “take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.”

McConnell’s personal campaign arm tweeted out an animated picture of the majority leader sitting behind his desk and breaking into a wide grin.

Immediately after Moore’s loss to Democrat Doug Jones in the special election for the U.S. Senate, McConnell’s allies moved to label Bannon — who supported Moore against Trump’s candidate, Luther Strange, in the Republican primary — as the chief impediment to Trump’s agenda.

“Not only did Steve Bannon cost us a critical Senate seat in one of the most Republican states in the country, but he also dragged the President of the United States into his fiasco,” wrote Steven Law, who runs a super-PAC aligned with McConnell, the Senate Leadership Fund.

Former McConnell chief of staff Josh Holmes said that only “a complete break from Bannonism in GOP primaries can reunite the party behind the Trump agenda and salvage the midterms.”

This was just what Bannon said about McConnell in August. McConnell, R-Ky., and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., “do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented,” Bannon said on “60 Minutes.”

“I’m going to be his wingman outside for the entire time … to support Donald Trump,” Bannon said.

After Moore lost, Bannon was on thin ice, with much less margin for error. He had already violated a red line laid down in October, when his allies said Bannon would only endorse Senate candidates who promised to oppose McConnell for majority leader. Of the candidates with Bannon’s backing, those who signed up for the anti-McConnell crusade tended to be lesser-quality candidates. Bannon’s picks in the most competitive races — such as Matt Rosendale in Montana and Attorney General Patrick Morrissey in West Virginia — were either openly supportive of McConnell or staying out of the fray.

The passage of a tax bill by Congress, which Trump signed into law at the end of December, also boosted McConnell’s standing in Trump’s eyes, and thereby undercut Bannon.

And on Wednesday, in the aftermath of the Trump eruption, Republican candidates in contested primaries began to exploit Bannon as a wedge issue. Just a few months ago, Bannon’s support was sought after. But on Wednesday, it was treated as a liability.

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https://www.yahoo.com/news/roy-moore-debacle-drove-wedge-trump-bannon-230212676.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: Bannon 'broke Non-Disclosure Agreement' Reply with quote

Trump attorney sends Bannon cease and desist letter over 'disparaging' comments
[Good Morning America] JOHN SANTUCCI

Lawyers on behalf of President Donald Trump sent a letter Wednesday night to former White House Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon demanding he refrain from making disparaging comments against the president and his family.

The letter comes after excerpts from a forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff were made public Wednesday, causing a stir.

Trump attorney Charles J. Harder of the firm Harder Mirell & Abrams LLP, said in a statement, "This law firm represents President Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. On behalf of our clients, legal notice was issued today to Stephen K. Bannon, that his actions of communicating with author Michael Wolff regarding an upcoming book give rise to numerous legal claims including defamation by libel and slander, and breach of his written confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement with our clients. Legal action is imminent."

In the letter to Bannon, Harder, writes, "You [Bannon] have breached the Agreement by, among other things, communicating with author Michael Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, disclosing Confidential Information to Mr. Wolff, and making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr. Wolff about Mr. Trump, his family members, and the Company, knowing that they would be included in Mr. Wolff’s book and publicity surrounding the marketing and sale of his book."

During the campaign, then-candidate Trump had all campaign staff sign a non-disclosure agreement which required all staff, according to campaign sources, to refrain from any disparaging comments against the candidate, his family or the Trump campaign and organization.

Bannon has not responded to ABC News' request for comment.

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https://www.yahoo.com/gma/trump-attorney-sends-bannon-cease-desist-letter-over-033604423--abc-news-topstories.html
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:42 am    Post subject: Trump and Bannon Tried to Destroy Each Other Wednesday Reply with quote

This is vastly entertaining! shameless grin

Trump Campaign Officials Watched in Shock as the President and Bannon Tried to Destroy Each Other Wednesday
By Celeste Katz

Donald Trump loyalists’ reaction to the president’s dramatic Wednesday split with former consigliere Steve Bannon ranged from open glee to caution to frankly steering clear of the political smashup.

The White House came to bury Bannon, not praise him, in the wake of Michael Wolff’s explosive account of the longshot Trump campaign for the presidency. The book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, quotes Bannon, the Breitbart News boss who worked on both the campaign and in the West Wing, as saying the president's son engaged in a "treasonous" 2016 meeting with a group of Russians. New York Magazine published bits of the book Wednesday and the political gossip immediately went viral, drawing responses from the White House and the twitterati.

The president quickly lashed back that Bannon had not only lost his White House job, but his mind—and some fans and family members were apparently thrilled to pile on.

“Serious pro-Trump campaigns were already wary of associating with Mr. Bannon after the Alabama fiasco, but now he’s radioactive,” said Harlan Hill, a member of the advisory board for the president’s re-election campaign, referring to Bannon’s championship of losing Senate candidate Roy Moore in the December special election in Alabama.

“Mr. Bannon seems to be committing political suicide. President Trump is the undisputed leader of our movement [and] attacking him and his family makes ZERO sense,” continued Hill, a political strategist. “The so-called ‘Bannon wing of the Republican party’—if it ever really existed—was in critical condition after Alabama. Today, President Trump just took it out back and finished it off. He’s the leader. Get on the team, or get out.”

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Steve had the honor of working in the White House & serving the country. Unfortunately, he squandered that privilege & turned that opportunity into a nightmare of backstabbing, harassing, leaking, lying & undermining the President. Steve is not a strategist, he is an opportunist

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders did her level best during a press briefing to downplay Bannon's role in the administration. Donald Trump Jr. and Anthony Scaramucci, who (very) briefly served as the White House communications director before leaving after an obscene tirade against Bannon, engaged in a round of virtual back-patting.

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White House press secretary says it's a "ridiculous accusation" that meeting between Trump's son & Russians was "treasonous", after Steve Bannon quoted as describing it as such http://bbc.in/2CQbOOw

Bannon and an aide didn’t immediately respond to Newsweek requests for comment about the White House broadside. Several other prominent loyalists usually happy to share thoughts on the Trump administration and the Republican Party also said they’d prefer to take a pass. "Can only make it worse," one tersely emailed.

John Cardillo, communications director for the pro-Trump MAGA Coalition political action committee, was among those who had no issue coming down hard on the president's side.

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There is no side to choose. There is no dilemma here. @realDonaldTrump and @DonaldJTrumpJr are patriotic class acts who have the best interests of this nation at heart.

Steve Bannon has Steve Bannon's best interests at heart.

Nothing I despise more than jealous disloyalty.

[Hmm... Not sure "loyalty" is a word Trump knows when applied to himself, considering the number of his acolytes he's thrown under the bus...]

"There is no side to choose. There is no dilemma here," he tweeted, calling the president and his son "patriotic class acts" and Bannon a man interested only in himself.

Others, like Michael Caputo, a former Trump campaign aide who has sought Bannon’s support for a New York congressional candidate, tried to walk a line. “I'm a friend of the president and Steve Bannon, and I'm saddened to see this happen. I mistrust the author of this book, but I also fundamentally disagree with the comments the author alleges Steve made,” Caputo said, specifying that he did not consider the younger Trump’s meeting treasonous or unpatriotic.

“I stand with the president, always, but I hope the two can find a way to patch things up,” Caputo said, adding, “I think Steve Bannon is irrevocably attached to the base, and that base is solely devoted to the president. This disagreement won't change those dynamics.”

The letter shown in this NBCNews tweet is worth its weight in peanuts - sorry I couldn't copy and paste it:
https://twitter.com/NBCNews/status/948620629678460928/photo/1

Other members of the Trump universe were glad to celebrate the great rupture, if only privately. “Divorce is always hard on friends. Bannon’s days in the sun are over,” one former Trump campaign official told Newsweek. “He opened his own mouth and pulled the trigger. Not very smart from a guy who thinks he’s a genius.”

http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-steve-bannon-michael-wolff-book-republicans-770047
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:56 am    Post subject: Steve Bannon Called Trump "11-Year-Old Child" Reply with quote

Steve Bannon Called Trump "11-Year-Old Child"
Steve Bannon, former White House Chief Strategist, says that Donald Trump has only a 30% chance of serving out his term and that the president is "like an 11-year-old child"

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:25 am    Post subject: Will Trump Claim They All Lost Their Minds? Reply with quote

Will President Trump Claim They All Lost Their Minds?
Lawrence O'Donnell looks at the portrait White House insider – notably, ex-White House Chief Strategist and Trump confidant Steve Bannon – paint of President Donald Trump in Michael Wolff's explosive new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House."

https://youtu.be/uMo9pxWn5hE


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:47 am    Post subject: Legal Action 'Imminent' Post-Explosive Book Reply with quote

Trump Attorney On Bannon: Legal Action 'Imminent' Post-Explosive Book
Trump's attorneys sent Steve Bannon a cease and desist letter in the wake of Michael Wolff's new book, ABC News reports, citing a non-disclosure agreement Bannon signed during the campaign.

https://youtu.be/Y-ZWZRw_MV4


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:50 am    Post subject: The Trump-Bannon rift & the Russia investigations Reply with quote

The Trump-Bannon rift and what we're learning about the Russia investigations
In an upcoming book, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted as saying a 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr., other campaign staffers and a group of Russians was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.” Mark Mazzetti, Washington investigations editor at The New York Times, and Robert Costa, host of Washington Week and a Washington Post reporter, talk with Hari Sreenivasan about the latest revelations in the Russia investigation and so-called Steele dossier.

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