Part of President Trump’s genius is giving the public a choice to make between 2 good alternatives. For instance, he might ask which is the better conservative news source – Breitbart, or Newsmax? Either way the poll comes out, people are surfing to a site that covers Trump fairly.
But the POTUS is probably not savoring the coming debate over Steve Bannon.
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The Breitbart big-shot is still taking shots at everyone surrounding Trump – including family members Donald Jr. and Jared Kushner.
Bannon does not think the Trump campaign won by “colluding” with Russia, but he is clearly angry at the 2 First Sons for taking a meeting with a Russian lawyer that they knew could open themselves up to treason charges…even if nothing else ultimately came of it.
More from Reuters as the President fights back:
Trump, who had continued to speak privately with Bannon in the months after firing him as the White House chief strategist last August, essentially cut ties with Bannon at least for now in a blistering statement issued after Bannon’s comments about Don Jr. came to light.
“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” Trump said in a statement.
Trump had relied heavily on Bannon, chairman of right-wing news website Breitbart News, for advice in the months leading up to the November 2016 election that Trump unexpectedly won. Bannon helped Trump shape a populist, anti-establishment message and has been the president’s link to his conservative base of support.
While in the past Trump has praised Bannon for his friendship, in his statement on Wednesday he said Bannon had little to do with his presidential victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton, calling him “a staffer who worked for me” after he had already won the Republican nomination.
Trump said Bannon was to blame for the loss of a Republican-held U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in December when Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, lost to Democrat Doug Jones. During the campaign, Trump joined Bannon in backing Moore.
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