Steve Bannon pledges to ‘go nuclear’ on ‘West Wing Democrats’ and vows to target Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

“…On the outside Mr Bannon will target a ring of presidential advisers sometimes known as the “globalists”. It includes Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, chief economic adviser Gary Cohn, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, with whom Mr Bannon appeared to have lost a battle over putting more troops in Afghanistan.

Also in the firing line are Republican leaders in Congress such as House Speaker Paul Ryan and senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republicans who Mr Bannon blames for stalling Mr Trump’s agenda, including funding for the border wall, and failing to overturn Obamacare.”

No one voted for them.

  • Waffle

    At this point, I don’t know what to believe, but this does sound like a liberal fantasy to me. BTW, Nick Allen is based in LA, for whatever that’s worth.

  • Ego

    We are living turbulent times.
    The Right’s champion is no more.
    The President seems to have been swayed from the course he charted. What he is doing today—and, even more importantly, what he is NOT doing—is a disappointment to many who supported him and won him the Presidency. The Trump of just half a year ago would have condemned the Trump we see today. Not only does he surround himself with overt opponents of his one-time vision, not only does he oust the very people who share that vision, not only will he see some of his best one-time allies turn against him (as Bannon needs will)—he is also bleeding his base. The midterm elections look increasingly glum.
    And this is not the worst part.
    The worst part is that he is dismantling with his own hands the very ideology and the set of goals that helped him forge a following that swept him to the Presidency
    That following is now leaderless. It may take some time until this sinks in, but it will.
    It may not have been (and probably wasn’t) entirely Trump’s fault. Perhaps he faces forces that are stronger than his initial resolve. But that doesn’t matter. Only the outcome matters: loss of faith, disillusionment, and bitterness in the ranks. Nothing Trump may do in the future will restore the blameless “White Knight” so many thought he was.
    Once the dust settles after the realignment battles between original Trumpists and current ones, the Right will have to realize that it will have to find a new champion or perish.
    May I be wrong on all counts.

    • Yes, very disappointed too. Hope I am wrong.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    I can’t predict what will happen, but raising Bannon’s issues for debate is all to our benefit.

  • DaninVan

    BOTH sides have Jarrod as the target. ‘Deer in headlights’ expression… 😉

  • It is doubtful that Bannon can do more good on the outside than on the inside. He’s been shunted aside from a relatively powerful position, and he can’t do as much now for the cause. When he was pushed out of the NSC by McMaster, that was already the beginning of the end. Trump should have backed him, but chose not to.