Political Avalanche, Trump-Bannon Snowball Fight

Good day to heave snowballs. It was just a matter of time, right? The White House Circus carries on … From The New York Times:

President Trump excommunicated his onetime chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, from his circle on Wednesday, ending for now a partnership of convenience that transformed American politics while raising questions about the future of the nationalist-populist movement they cultivated together.

The rupture came after Mr. Bannon was quoted in a new book disparaging the president’s children, asserting that Donald Trump Jr. had been “treasonous” in meeting with Russians and calling Ivanka Trump “dumb as a brick.” Mr. Trump, described by his spokeswoman as “furious, disgusted,” fired back by saying that Mr. Bannon had “lost his mind.”

Full story here.

Meanwhile, Trump lawyer letters Bannon to cut the crap:

ABC News reports the letter, from Trump attorney Charles Harder, accuses Bannon of breaching a non-disclosure agreement signed as part of working on Trump’s campaign.

See more here.



  1. So it’s not Hillary, Nancy, Benghazi, fake news, Obama Care, Mueller, Comey, Russia. When will Seven Miller Bannon’s clone get fired.

    Notice how there is NO moral leadership in the Republican Party at any level, local, state and national to standup and to speak out against 45 but now with Steve Bannon telling all about 45 and his family the Republicans are really scare now to speak out.

    1. Ron,

      The GOP’s Capitol Hill leadership is not speaking out against The Donald. It should be noted that no one is defending him. From NPR:

      Michael Wolff describes a White House staff that became increasingly alarmed at Trump’s disinterest in governing, chaotic management style and seething rage.

      “For Rex Tillerson, he was a moron,” he writes. “For Gary Cohn, he was dumb as s—-. For H.R. McMaster, he was a hopeless idiot. For Steve Bannon, he had lost his mind.”

      1. From The New Yorker:

        As Wolff tells it, Trump is, ultimately, a self-fixated performer rather than a politician, and his primary goal is to monopolize public attention. (“This man never takes a break from being Donald Trump,” Wolff quotes Bannon as saying.) This depiction probably understates Trump’s devotion to making money, as well as his racism and nativism, both of which go back decades. But, in any case, even performer-Presidents have to make some decisions, and Wolff devotes a good deal of space to the most fateful call Trump has made so far: the firing of the F.B.I. director James Comey, last May. Whether Trump’s firing of Comey amounts to obstruction of justice is a central focus of the investigation being conducted by the special counsel, Robert Mueller, into the President’s behavior.

    1. Derek, they were talking about Junior running for mayor New York City and for 45’s daughter to possibly run for President.

      Steve Bannon has not denied anything that has been reported in book. As for Republicans in Connecticut they just go along to get along, they don’t care what 45 does because they won’t speak out against him but they don’t want 45 to come to Connecticut to campaign for them.

      1. Ron, it is laughable to think of either if Trump’s two oldest children running for public office. Both are clueless about government and politics. Junior is about to be grilled, under oath, by one or more Congressional committees. As far as Ivanka, meh… Steve Bannon was uoted as saying she’s dumber than a stump. As far as Michael Wolff’s book, hey. The administration allowed him into the West Wing. Many of his interviewees have denied saying what he ckims they said. No surprise. Several complained Trump must be treated like a child. They have to lie to appease him.

        There are no Republicans in Connecticut’s Congressional delegation. The state committee has to contend with hard core party loyalists, the zealots that demand fealty to POTUS, hia mental instability be damned.

  2. This is the story that keeps on giving.

    The New York Times is reporting that Donald Trump instructed White House Counsel Don McGahn to order Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself from the Russian investigation. Sessions held his ground, to The Donald’s everlasting chagrin. 45’s reaction was to fire James Comey as the director of the FBI. Taken together it looks like a case of obstruction of justice.

    According to Michael Wolff’s layest book Trump didn’t even want to be POTUS, his campaign was intended to boost his brand. Steve Bannon predicts that He will be removed from office or forced to resign. I’ve been saying that since November.

  3. Donald Trump, the savior of angry old crackers everywhere, instructed Ryan Zinke, Secretary of Interior and a global warming denier, to review offshore drilling restrictions enacted by the Obama administration after the Macondo well blew out in 2010 bleeding 5,000,000 barrels (210,000,000 U.S. gallons) of sweet crude into the Gulf of Mexico. Zinke, one of the few cabinet members that has not incurred the wrath of The Donald, has adopted Sarah Palin’s favorite slogan “Drill baby, drill!” There are more than 10,000 wells in the Gulf, most of them active. 3500 are abandoned, improperly sealed and leaching oil.

    How many more major oil well blowouts does it take?

  4. Michael Wolff’s tome more or less confirms everyone’s suspicions about Trump. That he is childish, insecure and very very shallow. What is shocking is so many voters took his campaign seriously. This boorish, chauvinistic pig is damaging the nation’s standing in the world. Shame on everyone that cast a ballot for Donald Trump.

    1. But BK, after you have “shamed” the Trump voters, a consequence they will not even feel, I suspect, where is your opprobrium for those who failed to vote? Our country has a rich history of folks seeking suffrage, the right to vote, women, men without property, people of color with major qualifying tests established so that they would fail, etc.
      But suffrage was extended and inability to register is not the challenge it was once upon a time. Why do we still record 8%, 15% or 27% of those eligible in a poor city voting when so many fiscal and justice issues are in the hands of those seeking election? Why is there so much emphasis on the “glamour” of the candidate rather than on their “substance” (intelligence, maturity, willingness to serve the public, information and experience about issues, and personal financial security, that protects against temptations to their integrity)? Why do we continue in a “high school world” when skills including curiosity, research, and technology fundamentals are so necessary? Time will tell.

      1. Donald Trump is functionally illiterate, vulgar and just plain uncouth. According to campaign and administration insiders he disn’t want to be elected. The campaign was intended to burnish his brand name. But the poorly educated masses in the midwest and the south bought into his angry white man routine and his faux glamorous TV star image. He lost the popular vote but we’re still stuck with him. I’ll bet five bucks Steve Bannon’s prediction will come true: Trump will resign or be removed from office.

        Little Joe Ganim campaigned for re-election to burnish his brand on the way to higher office. Now he can stand up and say “I’m an imperfect candidate but the people of Bridgeport gave me a second chance…” The wise souls of the Connecticut Supreme Court have yet to issue an opinion on Judge Bellis’s ruling ordering a new election. Chances are better than fair they will uphold her decision. When that comes down all the documented evidence of absentee ballot fraud will come to greater exposure. People ill connect the dots: if Mario Testa performed this Leger-de-main for Michael DeFilippo it is not a stretch to think ol’ Mario performed the same trick for Joe Ganim and the news media will ensure every registered voter knows it. Ganim is at a disadvantage: he never hosted a “reality” program.

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