Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
U.S. | By Jeffery Vega

Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

Is Bannon in peril? Trump comments worry his populist base

On Friday, Trump's chief of staff, Reince Priebus, apparently brokered a meeting for the men to try to smooth out some of their differences.

It's hard to get too excited about anything involving the Trump White House, given that it is being slowly assembled piecemeal by an enfeebled racist grifter whose worldview is informed with an nearly parental comprehensiveness by "things he sees on Fox News".

Though Bannon built the conservative Breitbart site into a platform for the so-called "alt-right" flavor of white nationalism, Trump was cultivating and engaging white supremacists long before Bannon joined his campaign in August of 2016. For weeks, the tension between the two, if there was any, was hidden behind a host of distractions and the media-sucking gaffes of press secretary Sean Spicer and counselor Kellyanne Conway.

"You don't take on the boss' family", a Republican close to the White House said.

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page is punching back against allegations that he was the subject of a secret USA government court order last summer as part of the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

Page also met with a Russian intelligence operative in 2013 and provided him documents about the energy industry, according to court documents from a 2015 prosecution alleging a Cold War-style spy ring in NY. The person with perhaps the most powerful voice - Ivanka Trump - has also soured on Bannon, according to several people familiar with her thinking.

'It would be a awful signal if Trump were to either force Bannon out or let him go because he is the face of the national populism that inspired a lot of voters to vote for Trump, ' Ned Ryun, a Bannon friend and the founder of the conservative political group American Majority, told the Associated Press.

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Stylistically, Trump was said to be unimpressed by the strategist's high profile, which included a February appearance on the cover of Time magazine and a skit on NBC's "Saturday Night Live" in which Bannon was portrayed as a Grim Reaper figure and the real power in the Oval Office.

The sad truth is that removing Bannon because of an ongoing fight between him and Jared Kushner would in no way be a repudiation of that ideology.

WASHINGTON ― White House chief strategist Steve Bannon came into President Donald Trump's administration with what he called an "economic nationalist" agenda. His hard-line sales pitch to the Freedom Caucus lawmakers - he told the Republicans that the White House-based legislation was not up for debate - was panned inside the West Wing as a major misstep that cost Trump votes. Bannon's anti-immigrant, anti-establishment leanings certainly influenced the travel ban, which is now held up in court for the second time.

Rumors say that infighting between Bannon and Jared Kushner are making things unbearable and many suspect that Bannon will be out the door soon. But he also has drawn a line in the past when it comes to his kids.

But as the self-appointed holder of the torch for the populist and nationalist policies, on which Trump ran for election, Bannon collides frequently with Kushner, Ivanka and others - who he disparages as "the Democrats" - who have been urging Trump to back away from some of his campaign promises and much of his rhetoric. And then Trump put a dis for Bannon in the papers.

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