So, this is Steve Bannon’s last day at the White House.
I wrote that this would be a courtier’s White House, with a lot of knife fights, and who won them determining a lot of policy.
Bannon’s a white nationalist, and scum, of course, but he’s also the only senior advisor who wants to, say, raise taxes and do various other actually populist things. He hates Wall Street and wanted real checks on bankers power, etc…
Again, clearly a bad man, but someone who wanted some good things which will no longer be represented by anyone with the President’s ear. (Also, the popular things.)
It looks like Breitbart is very angry about this.
Bear in mind that two-thirds of Republicans approved of Trump’s speech on Charlottesville, with its equivalence between Nazis and and people protesting Nazis. Trump is impeachment proof as long as the people who make up the majority of the primary base in the Republican party continue to support him.
But Breitbart has quite a bit of influence with such people.
From a pragmatic Trumpian point of view, firing Bannon feels like a mistake. He should have been sidelined and given a nice desk and office and mostly inconsequential work. He will be far more of a problem to Trump outside than inside.
(Er, also, Bannon was against military intervention.)
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