White House: Stephen Bannon is out as chief strategist

Senior Counselor to the President Steve at the White House June 1, 2017 

[Editor’s note: Getting rid of Israeli stooge Bannon is a sticking plaster on the gaping wound inflicted on the Trump administration by the bloviating buffoon’s chronic mishandling of the Charlottesville fiasco.

Trump handled the whole thing so badly he left himself wide open to accusations that he is a white supremacist and racist, accusations that are probably not far from the truth considering his anti-Muslim, anti-Mexican, anti-Black campaign rhetoric.

So now, with large numbers of people including many in the media and politics calling for the orange idiot-in-charge to resign before he can further embarrass his country and create even more racial and social unrest, Bannon has been jettisoned in a feeble and pathetic attempt to try to salvage Trump’s presidency before it is utterly sunk by the racism crisis.

With a whole host of Trump advisors and staffers having either resigned or been fired, one now has to question just who is advising the pussy grabber? Jared Kushner and Ivanka most likely, with General McMaster possibly also having Trump’s ear.

Considering how incompetent, ill-informed, childish, narcissistic and downright dumb Trump really is, coupled with his complete lack of experience in leadership or politics of any kind, we are now in a very scary scenario where the worst possible person is in charge and there is no-one with experience and ability to rein him in and guide him away from further botches.

Or perhaps we should be glad that Trump is now bereft of support and has become a toxic pariah, as he will no doubt blunder from one deeply embarrassing fiasco to the next and that will make it easier for him to be removed from office.

Only the most stupid and blinkered of Trump supporters are failing to see that the moron’s presidency has deeply damaged their country. He has managed to drag US-Russian and US-China relations to an all-time low, amplify the already widespread and strong hatred of the US around the globe, annoy Germany and the rest of Europe to the point where we may well abandon our alliance with the US and NATO, infuriate the Latino & Muslim worlds and achieve absolutely nothing of any value whatsoever, to say nothing of his ludicrously childish baiting of North Korea.

I am still assailed from time to time by Trump supporters – yes, there are still some morons dumb enough to still support this human-shaped piece of fecal matter, but less and less as time goes by as slowly, the morons are realising just how stupid they were to have been fooled into voting for this scumbag.

Well, it’s too little, too late and I think I speak for the vast majority of the world outside the US when I say that we would all like Trump to hurry up and get the hell out of the White House.

It is going to take a very long time and a lot of very good PR work for the rest of the world to look at the US in a favourable light again, if it is even possible. You have Donald Trump to thank for this, and at the risk of sounding like I am engaging in schadenfreude – I told you a long time ago this was going to happen, that Trump was going to lead you into a quagmire.

Congratulations, you have now become the most reviled and despised nation on Earth and I strongly urge you to take a long, hard look at your nation and realise that it is rotten to the core and long overdue a root and branch reform. Ian]

White House: Stephen Bannon is out as chief strategist

Stephen Bannon is leaving his position as White House chief strategist.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Friday was Bannon’s last day in the role.

“White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day,” Sanders said. “We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.”

The statement came shortly after The New York Times reported that President Donald Trump had decided to remove Bannon. Two administration officials told the Times on Friday about Trump’s decision.

A source close to Bannon told the Times that the decision was his idea and that he had submitted his resignation to Trump over a week ago. The source claimed that the unrest in Charlottesville, Virginia, delayed the process.

Bannon’s position in the administration has been intensely scrutinized over the past week. At a news conference, Trump was ambivalent about Bannon’s status, saying “We’ll see” about his future in his strategist role.

On Thursday, the liberal American Prospect magazine published an interview with Bannon in which he mocked members of the administration and criticized Trump’s posturing with North Korea.

Bannon has also feuded for months with other members of the Trump administration, including senior adviser Jared Kushner and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

Bannon, the former head of the right-wing site Breitbart News, has been under fire since he began working for the Trump campaign last year. He has been criticized for calling Breitbart a platform for the “alt-right,” a far-right and white nationalist movement that includes anti-Semitic figures and followers.

Bannon has denied he is anti-Semitic, and supporters point out that Breitbart is pro-Israel. This week he welcomed the president’s divisive comments on a far-right rally in Charlottesville, saying that as long as Democrats are focused on race and identity, the Republican Party will crush them in the polls.

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8 Responses to "White House: Stephen Bannon is out as chief strategist"

  1. Trakkath  August 19, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Officially or inofficially ? Maybe now he works in the background.

  2. MileHighLife  August 18, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    According to MSM narrative (along with select VT staff), a Caucasian-American male who is Pro-sovereignty is now considered being racist. The motive is beyond transparent (hint: NWO) as the U.S. has proven to be the most open “melting pot” in mankind’s history (far as we know since most human his-story taught is lies).

    I’ve several longtime Hispanic friends who, at least since the early 90’s, hold strong views of enforcing tighter immigration laws along the southern border — or at least the laws already in place pre-Obama (though weren’t strongly enforced for decades due to cheap labor for corporate, Bush-type plantation owners). They’d joke that a criminal “will ‘choot choo’ and be back across the border before your body hit the ground.”

    Always follow the money, which is why the ONLY reason for encouraging free, open access immigration (which ultimately strains native citizens) is Agenda 21/New World Order. And that fascist train left the station long ago and is chuggin’ right along on time.

    Who’s the con-spiracist now?

    • David Odell  August 19, 2017 at 7:09 am

      Well, if it was a trap, Trump ran into it and yanked on the trigger with both hands repeatedly. Not too bright. Pro-sovereignty ? , compare to Bernie who took no corporate money. Follow the money indeed.
      All he had to do was check his ego for 5 minutes, and he would not. could not.

    • JS  August 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      MileHigh, you make good points. Hubby and I used to periodically travel to New Mexico to take care of a customer. The old Hispanic families there, who have been there for 500 years when they got Spanish land grants, those families didn’t want illegals coming in, for several reasons. A big issue was jobs, and another one was the cost of services. The American Indians there, also did not want the illegals. Again, jobs were an issue, and also illegals trashing their reservations while crossing through. Black people also did not want the illegals, as they also feared for their jobs, if they still had jobs. #1 issue in every case, was JOBS, followed by WAGES. So who wanted the illegals? The Chambers of Commerce wanted them, and crooked employers wanted them.

  3. David Odell  August 18, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Now what if Trump wants to fire Kelly or McMasters or Mattis, is that possible ? and if not , have we witnessed a soft coup. That’s a lot of military minds to be considered civilian control. Not sure if there was another admin with this many generals, ..but certainly the budget is “unpresidented”, as Trump likes to spell it. There are things to like, and other things to be watching very carefully.

  4. kaho  August 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    Maybe a result of Trump’s unpredictability is that Europeans now begin to realize that blindly following US instructions only lead to places they do not want to go. And so now the Europeans need to start figuring out for themselves what choices need to be made for the common good. But to my way of thinking the Congress is worse than the Chief-in-charge. Anybody who is under constant attack will soon begin to make fatal mistakes. But I must say that I thought it was rather unwise to launch a policy to undo Obama’s Iran deal. I never understood people who state that Iran is a threat to world peace. I mean that drastic views like that need to b explained to the public, so that they will be enabled to understand what is going on. Otherwise we do not have democracy. And please cut out the propaganda.

  5. Altimometer  August 18, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    As we watch the rantings and all of the ravings, lest we forget the real power lies not with him and the shame began long before his seating. Thanks.

  6. JohninMK  August 18, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Another example of your natural ability of understatement Ian. Well put.

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