Today a coup was launched against the very ideals that saw Trump into the Presidency, in the words of populist firebrand and former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over, we still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
Yes, that’s right, Steve Bannon has unfortunately been ousted as the Chief Strategist for the President and now says that the Presidency we all fought so hard for, and won, is over. This should come as no surprise to our readers though, as I’ve written before, the Deep State is completely dedicated to removing outsiders like Bannon from areas of power and influence.
So let’s break down what we know about today’s events and see where we go from here.
Bannon Is Out, What Does That Mean?
For the past few weeks the mainstream media have been obsessively calling for the ouster of Steve Bannon, as have those within the political class, but today they finally got their wish. Early reports were conflicting, with some claiming that Bannon was leaving voluntarily while others alleged that the former Chief Strategist had been fired. Regardless of which, this is not good for the country or those wishing to see genuine change. Bannon was one of the few, indeed the most prominent, America First advisers Trump had in his cabinet. Consistently calling for the border wall, a tougher stance in our relations with China, a trade policy that puts Americans first, and being the lone voice of reason in the foreign policy realm of NeoConservative warmongers. Following his exit, Trump is now largely surrounded only by his liberal daughter & son-in-law, members of the military industrial complex, and crooks from Goldman Sachs. It’s as if the Trump Revolution never happened almost, the GOP establishment now have their boys all around the President, just like they did with Romney, McCain, and Bush before them.
Within hours of Bannon’s ouster the Deep State and their various organs were reaping the fruits of their labours. Indeed, following a week of losses after the Charlottesville riots and their aftermath, Wall Street recouped their losses in the wake of Bannon’s ouster. The Democrats and their puppets in the mainstream media openly celebrated his exit.
So we know Trump is now largely surrounded by Washington insiders, indeed nearly all of the key figures who helped him win the White House are now out of the picture, literally in fact. The timing of Bannon’s ouster has also raised questions as well. Friday evening the President was due to attend a high level defense meeting in Camp David to discuss the future of American involvement in Afghanistan. Bannon, well known for his opposition to extensive foreign entanglements, fiercely opposed any expansion of US troops in the region. Rather, Bannon had preferred we continue to pursue a strategic withdrawal from the region while working with our partners in Afghanistan to prepare them to defend their own nation. Yet, within hours of Bannon’s firing, Politico reported that Vice President Pence and National Security Advisor McMaster had joined forces to push for a troop surge in the country.
Indeed, it would seem Bannon’s dismissal may well have been part of an orchestrated effort by Deep State hawks to remove any foreign policy realists like Bannon from the administration. We can expect more NeoCons to come into prominence in the coming days and weeks. What this means for the nation, only time will tell. But this also gives a few strong hints behind who in the administration may have played a pivotal role in Bannon’s dismissal.
Who Wanted Bannon Out and Why?
Obviously, the Deep State. But who specifically was working to remove Bannon from within the administration? While speculation is rife, we know definitively that President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was at odds with Bannon’s being in the administration from the get-go. One report famously said that Bannon had called Kushner a Democrat to his face. As of this evening, Newsweek has even reported that Bannon’s ouster serves as a, “major victory” for Kushner who had staunchly opposed Bannon’s proposals on everything from immigration to foreign policy, to trade policy. The two famously fought over whether or not President Trump should withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, a fight that Bannon won. Kushner also consistently inserted himself into foreign policy discussions within the administration. Taking the lead on foreign policy and pushing an ever more hawkish line.
It is also worth noting that Vice President Mike Pence, despite his typical silence on such matters, may well have also worked to secure Bannon’s ouster. It is important to note that Pence is the embodiment of the GOP establishment within Trump’s administration. If Jared represents the liberal cosmopolitan elite, then Pence represents the stuffed shirt of the old guard of the GOP. Don’t believe me? Just watch the Vice Presidential debate from this last election. On issue after issue Pence parrots the GOP establishment line and at times even outright contradicts Trump, particularly in areas of foreign policy. Trump said so himself in the debate with Hillary immediately following Pence’s encounter with Kaine. One of the key roles of the Vice President is to defend the President when he needs defending and to be the President’s hatchet man when he needs such a figure. Pence has largely failed in both of these areas, or more accurately, he’s just not done them at all. Rather, Pence has defined his Vice Presidency through his almost constant silence. As I mentioned earlier and as the cover photo for this article clearly shows, Pence is literally the only person left in the picture from Trump’s campaign. We cannot say for sure whether or not Pence actively sought to remove Bannon, but it would seem to be strongly within the realm of possibility.
One thing is for certain, without Bannon and his other early advisers around, Trump is now completely without outsiders in his immediate circle. In short, the political class seems well placed to make gains in the coming days and weeks now that they almost exclusively control access to the President and control the flow of information going to him.
Where Do We Go From Here?
While the Deep State may have won the battle, the war is far from over. Within hours of his exit, it was announced that Bannon had returned to his role as the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, even chairing an editorial meeting before the day was up. The importance of this? Bannon can now influence the party rank and file directly. Indeed, with the 2018 Mid-Term elections right around the corner, the best strategy to combat globalist influence within the administration may be well to hack them apart piece by piece. That is, the nationalist cause may be best served by primarying and removing those establishment Republicans who have worked the hardest to undermine our agenda since the beginning. Figures such as John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, and Bob Corker but to name a few. This strategy may bear even more fruit as well in the form of reshaping the GOP from the bottom up.
Many rank and file GOP voters are fed up with the same old, tired solutions of the elite that have done nothing to serve the national interest. Trump’s election was proof enough of this fact. But Trump’s election also showed us that a small scale civil war may have broken out within the GOP, between globalist elites and grassroots nationalists. 2018 may well be the ultimate opportunity for Bannon to take our movement to new heights, perhaps even remaking the GOP itself in our image.
The Trump Presidency remains in danger but we now have a bulldog in our corner ready to defend the ideals upon which Trump was elected to the end. That bulldog is Bannon and the establishment best watch out, because he’s got a bone to pick with the lot of them. The battle may have been lost, but the war has just begun.