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REPORT: Bannon Getting the Boot (UPDATE: Heads back to Breitbart)

REPORT: Bannon Getting the Boot (UPDATE: Heads back to Breitbart)

Friday to be his last day before heading back to Breitbart News

According to a New York Times report, Trump told White House aides he’s cutting his Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon loose.

Though the report indicates Bannon is getting the boot, there’s as of yet any confirmation of when he’ll make his final White House exit and yet another source claims Bannon submitted his resignation more than a week ago.

From the NYT:

President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.

The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.

As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

Bannon confirms his resignation:

Update: Bannon to head back to Breitbart News

From Politico:

Ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday returned to Breitbart News as executive chairman, the conservative news site announced.

“The populist-nationalist movement got a lot stronger today,” said Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow. “Breitbart gained an executive chairman with his finger on the pulse of the Trump agenda.”

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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | August 18, 2017 at 1:15 pm

“It’s always Bannon, Bannon, Bannon.”

The boot has landed.

    pfg in reply to Mojo56. | August 18, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    “No one knows who gave the order. When I heard it, I wasn’t angry; I knew Moe, I knew he was head-strong, talking loud, saying stupid things. So when he turned up dead, I let it go. And I said to myself, this is the business we’ve chosen; I didn’t ask who gave the order, because it had nothing to do with business!”

    Unfortunately this very much as to do with Democratic business. I hope the rumors are true that Bannon is gonna return to Brietbart and take hammer and tong to this WH which is betraying the DJT voter.

    7 months in, not one brick in the Wall. But a McMaster is in charge of national security. Obamacare still the law. DJT’s coming up short.

      YellowSnake in reply to pfg. | August 18, 2017 at 4:45 pm

      Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Bannon is leaving a position where he is a direct advisor to the President and going back to his news/propaganda business where he will have more influence. I think Mr. Spock would find that illogical. I think it is a rationalization.

      I think it is more likely that Trump felt Bannon’s usefulness is over. Loyalty goes one way with Trump. He uses people like Kleenex – always has. What does Trump really care about? Himself.

        starride in reply to YellowSnake. | August 18, 2017 at 6:37 pm

        You should be jumping up and down with joy, the globalists, the never trumpers and the left have been screaming for Bannons head since he was put on staff.

Well, did you read his ridiculous interview where presented himself as THE President and undermined Trumps NK policy?

    JohnC in reply to gonzotx. | August 18, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    Here’s the thing that makes me think Bannon was on a mission to sacrifice himself when he gave that interview: The guy he portrayed in that interview would never be dumb enough to give such an interview.

    Step back and think about what Bannon just did: He went and gave an on-the-record interview with a hyper-Lefty journalist. He said all sorts of things that were clearly out of line with Trump and even seemed to treat Trump as irrelevant – as if he was calling the shots and not the President. He played the exact character the Left and the GOP claimed he was.
    Why would Bannon do that? He has never done anything that made me think he was that stupid.

    If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last year it’s that Trump is always playing 4D chess. I think Bannon and Trump knew they needed to out maneuver the Left to get some of the heat off. So, Bannon gathered up as much heat and attention as he could, like a magnet picking up metal shavings, and Trump “fired” him like chaff from a fighter jet that’s under attack.

    Some people are saying they’re jumping off the Trump train because of Bannon’s firing.
    That seems shortsighted and fair weather to me.
    I don’t recall voting for Steve Bannon.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JohnC. | August 19, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      4th Dimension Chess?


      I think Trump is playing 5th Dimension Chess – with a time machine!

    JohnC in reply to gonzotx. | August 18, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    The theories this guy talks about are very close to what I’m thinking:

Bannon is no Nazi as the left hyperbolically claims, but he is his own worst enemy at times.

If Bannon goes the blame should be on hubris.

False flag. It serves a purpose. Relax.

Obama wins third term, Bannon out at Trump White House,

I trust Robert Spencer’s judgment on matters Islam.

I thought working at the WH was a lifetime appointment…like a SCOTUS seat or something.

Anyone notice that when the press thinks it has the silver bullet to end Trump, some news breaks that breaks the news?

Of course, the progs attempt the same thing.

VladimirPutin | August 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Bannon didn’t seem to care very much about keeping his job. He kept leaking stuff, infighting with McMaster and others. He gave a stupid interview with the Prospect that he says he thought was off the record (Really? After Scaramucci embarrassed himself the same way a few weeks ago?), undermining the administration’s official stance on North Korea.

Hopefully he can do more good outside the WH. He and Breitbart could lead the campaign against Jeff Flake and other #NeverTrump Republicans in the 2018 primaries.

I sense that after 6 months of being President, with no political experience, Trump was able to assess which team member was going to get him to where he wanted to be…in terms of Make America Great Again policy.

He decided that General Kelly would spearhead that effort. In exchange, Kelly now gets to organize the WH team, and has earned Trump’s trust by the competence he displayed at DHS before coming Chief of Staff.

Any pundit who tries to use this move as a wedge issue between Trump and his voters has an opinion that is worth less than cold spit.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Leslie Eastman. | August 18, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Astute observations!

    I think you’ve hit the nail squarely on its head there Leslie.

    YellowSnake in reply to Leslie Eastman. | August 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Yes, Trump is turning out to be a regular Machiavelli.

    I don’t know anything about Trump. I didn’t pay attention to society pages nor follow his career. I did not watch his television shows. I have no preconceptions about who and what he is. All I know comes from observing his campaign, and I must say I am deeply impressed. He obliterated a very fine lineup of candidates. I liked them all. Except for that deplorable fat guy from New Jersey. He made them all look like bumbling idiots through exceedingly basic means. He completely out maneuvered his opponents while avoiding any deep political analysis or wild machinations. He kept it wholly simplified and straightforward even as he must know by experience with politicians that deals are anything but simple and straightforward. He is the first campaigner in my lifetime that I actually enjoyed watching. His rallies were fascinating to behold. And they still are. Even as he says the same things repeatedly. I still like watching. His crowds are genuine, not worked up political crackpots.

    Finally, isn’t one of his primary catchphrases “You’re fired”? While sitting there looking exactly like a gruff bullfrog. Even as his analysis isn’t that acceptable to viewers. Even as he fires their favorite celebrities. Even when they think it’s unfair. I don’t know. But I would expect his supporters to not be bothered at all by him firing whomever he chooses for whatever reasons he holds. The people who elected him wanted to see all Congress fired. Of course he cannot do that, but not everyone in government is that well protected.

    So I hear in Denver on local t.v. a popular daytime morning show the popular hostess working off an even more popular openly gay host say, “Well, all this turnover cannot be good.” As if turnover itself is indication of upheaval and instability and not good. As viewed through her narrow slot in her defensive castle shooting arrows at the enemy below from her constricted view that leaves 300˚of view not in her view, left to others to see. And I go *click* “You’re too stupid to even watch.”

I don’t believe the Swamp/Media Complex appreciates how the stench of DC has spread across the land, nor how powerful the smell is.

DieJustAsHappy | August 18, 2017 at 3:39 pm

I think it’s only a matter of time. He, President Trump, could likely be gone before the end of the year.

A newly-elected President arrives in D.C. with a certain amount of political capital. Once it’s used, there is no more. And, it’s not something that’s taken but is granted. That’s the nature of the game. One doesn’t have to like it. Ignore it, though, at one’s own peril.

Unfortunately, Donald Trump was shorted even as he was being inaugurated. Since then, he has made some major expenditures, ones that have cost him dearly. He’ll not be getting any deposits to his “account.” Now, it appears that he has little capital remaining.

To me it’s only a matter of time. Too many and too much is aligned against President Trump. He’s seems, despite accomplishments and advances in certain areas, to be losing the most desirable aspect of the game, survival. I can almost hear the discussion now. “Mr. President, do you want to be, for all intents and purposes, a lame-duck for three years? Do you think the country can afford you to be in such a position? We can tell you that without the support of ____________ (fill-in the blank with the necessaries in order to function) you will be even more limited than you are now. There’s only so much that can be done withe Executive Orders.”

If this should come to pass, I can’t even think what it would mean for Trump, family, relatives, friends, and all those who have been supporting him along the way. As for America, well, I don’t know how or in what form it will take, but there will be hell to pay for quite some time. Lord only know how much. I hope I’m way off track and that as yet President Trump and Team can turn this thing around, yet I have a foreboding this will not end well.

    I am hoping you are wrong and am hoping he really is reforming his team, just want to know who will step up and team build.
    I really want Newt to join his team in a very prominent position. He gets $h!t done !!!

      DieJustAsHappy in reply to gonzotx. | August 18, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      A supervisor or manager going into a new position generally has a certain amount of latitude. It varies. The individual soon reveals his management style, understanding of his authority, and how he exercises it (power). There is no returning to square one. There is one and only shot. There may be re-grouping, re-aligning, whatever the case may be. Yet, this can’t be done endlessly.

      President Trump is at a crossroads. He’s done quite a bit of damage. By doing so he has, in effect, limited his options and narrowed support among those with whom he needs in order to govern. I just fear that the President is nearing, in terms of conditions to remain effective in office, Nixon-ian grounds.

Time loves a hero and it will tell us if Trump has joined the swamp.

Newt is on Hannity and makes lots of sense

Maybe. Or it’s another quote that does not quote from the left-wing color diversity, selective-child, redistributive change NYT.

Henry Hawkins | August 18, 2017 at 9:36 pm

Just seven months in and already the last conservative in the White House is gone. Factor that with the long, long list of high-ranking Obama people still left in place and you have to wonder. I smell a lurch to the left coming on.

    Ragspierre in reply to Henry Hawkins. | August 18, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Bannon was not a conservative, and he expressly said so.

    I think the only conservative in the administration’s top ranks is Sessions, and Der Donald has marginalized him. In the lower ranks, I can’t think of any.

      Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | August 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      Your idiot down=thumbers really need to remember that I can provide Bannon quotes for everything I say.

      What a bunch of delusional cultists…

    Real people cannot run for office; they have too much integrity to commit themselves to victory at the polls. And I’ll admit, they’re not proud of their failures and would resent seeing their failures touted in the NYT and WaPo as the sum of their lifetime of experiences.

    Was Bannon a conservative? I have no idea. I’ve never read anything he has written, that may well be a failure on my part, but I’ve always found Breitbart reminiscent of Prodigy back in the old days with its garish color and bold themes requiring a grimace and determination to proceed that was unwarranted by any contribution yet to my life and my understanding thereof.


“It’s the Republican establishment. The Republican establishment has no interest in Trump’s success on this. They’re not populists, they’re not nationalists, they had no interest in his program. Zero. It was a half-hearted attempt at Obamacare reform, it was no interest really on the infrastructure, they’ll do a very standard Republican version of taxes.

“What Trump ran on—border wall, where is the funding for the border wall, one of his central tenets, where have they been? Have they rallied around the Perdue-Cotton immigration bill? On what element of Trump’s program, besides tax cuts—which is going to be the standard marginal tax cut—where have they rallied to Trump’s cause? They haven’t.”

As I have said many times, the war is with the R party, you have to defeat them first, everything else would fall after that.

    Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | August 18, 2017 at 11:11 pm


    Obviously, the “reach” of the Standard extends to you. But you denounced them as “Progs” or something.

    You are tots confused.

      Barry in reply to Ragspierre. | August 19, 2017 at 1:41 am

      First time I’ve read anything there in a year or more. Even a blind squirrel gets a good interview occasionally.

      You might want to start with why Bannon chose that POS birdcage liner…

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Barry. | August 19, 2017 at 12:52 pm


    100% Gospel Truth There.

    RE: “As I have said many times, the war is with the R party, you have to defeat them first, everything else would fall after that.”

My problem with Bannon leaving the WH is that he was almost the only one left who still remembers the campaign promises which resulted in Trump’s election. Almost every other advisor, especially those in cabinet positions, would have fit well into Jeb Bush’s cabinet.

There were a number of reasons why Bannon left. Not the least being that he continued to butt heads with other senior advisors over policy decisions which affected attempts to keep Trump’s campaign promises. Since February, there has been a concerted effort, by certain senior advisors including some members of Trump’s immediate family, to modify the Trump Presidency into a far more mainstream Republican Presidency. This flies in the face of the main reason why Trump was elected; he was not a traditional Republican Presidential candidate. And the very last thing that this country needs is for Trump to betray his supporters. If they have no hope, then they have nothing to lose.