White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s supporters are working overtime to make it loud and clear that Bannon must remain in the White House following chief of staff Reince Priebus’ firing and the departure of Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
The ten-day reign of Anthony Scaramucci as communications director can be interpreted several different ways. The belief that the Mooch was brought in solely to fire Priebus is being circulated, while others are still convinced that the Mooch was gearing up for a long-term stay but made the mistake of shooting his mouth off in a phone conversation with New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza. Bannon was against the Mooch’s hiring, according to press reports, but it is unclear whether that was just a 4-D chess move. Morning Joe is back to hammering Bannon, and sources have long believed that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s show is an outlet for anti-Bannon forces in the White House like Kushner.
Bannon’s supporters seem to fear that he’s in Trump’s hot seat, and that President Trump is angry about the publicity Bannon is getting after a reporter wrote an unauthorized book on the Trump-Bannon partnership entitled “Devil’s Bargain.” Supporters seem to think Bannon is more vulnerable than he’s been since April, when it looked like Bannon was on his way out during a public spat with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. A “Keep Bannon” flash mob occurred outside the White House on April 15, organized by activist journalist Jack Posobiec.
Fortunately, a photograph leaked then courtesy of Trump supporter Rabbi Schmuley Boteach showing Bannon’s whiteboard of campaign promises, and establishing Bannon as the keeper of the Deplorable flame on the White House staff.
#KeepBannon is firing on all cylinders.
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