Opinion Bannon's brutal ouster from Trump and Breitbart circles should frighten Americans

20:16  11 january  2018
20:16  11 january  2018 Source:   usatoday.com

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To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs. Bannon ' s brutal ouster from Trump and Breitbart But as deplorable as he may be, his destruction by Trump and the sycophantic army Bannon helped incubate should frighten every American .

Bannon ' s brutal fall should frighten Americans . Steve Bannon — the loathed architect of President Trump ’s alt-right hate machine, Breitbart lies, racism, misogyny and Twitter thug troll factory — is banished to political Siberia.

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Steve Bannon — the loathed architect of President Trump’s alt-right hate machine, Breitbart lies, racism, misogyny and Twitter thug troll factory — is banished to political Siberia. It was swift and decisive.

Bannon is a deplorable human being who has no business being in a position of power or having the ear of any lawmaker. But as deplorable as he may be, his destruction by Trump and the sycophantic army Bannon helped incubate should frighten every American. Why? Because it’s not why he was taken down and kicked to the curb.

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Jan 11, 2018. Conservative institutions have embraced Bannon ' s political slaughter not for his past sins but because he criticized the president. That's chilling.

Cheri Jacobus Posted at 2:15 pm on January 11, 2018. usatoday.com/story/opinion/2018/01/11/steve- bannons - ouster - trump -world- breitbart - should - frighten -every- american -cheri-jacobus-column/1021484001/.

The former top campaign strategist, former National Security Council member (appointed by Trump) and former Breitbart News chairman has been given the heave-ho by pretty much the entire Trump establishment. Yet just days ago, he was king and kingmaker, second only to Trump, and viewed by many as Trump’s Svengali.

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At Breitbart, Bannon created an online haven — a fertile safe space — for white nationalists and anti-Semites. Then he mobilized them behind a reality show host/failed casino owner/conspiracy theorist buffoon who won the GOP presidential nomination, largely because his outrageous clown show was ratings gold.

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Bannon should have been ousted for promoting white supremacism, misogyny, online bullying troll machine, etc. PS below is just a cartoon Bannon # SloppySteve deserved what happened to him # MAGA between Trump and Breitbart any # TrumpTrain person knows who wins that

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Many right-wing media figures, authors and commentators had made their fame and fortune with a Clinton in the White House. They likely wanted a repeat of that success and no doubt believed a Trump nomination ensured a Hillary Clinton win. I’m guessing more than a few publishers have a stale anti-President Hillary book proposal or two gathering dust in a drawer.

Bannon openly campaigned to tear down American institutions, the Republican Party and the government. His white nationalism was first ignored, then tolerated and even welcomed by some. When Trump brought him to the White House as a top aide, Bannon's appointment was cheered by leaders of the Ku Klux Klan, the American Nazi Party and other white nationalist groups.

Backed by the power of enormous amounts of money from the uber-wealthy Mercers, Bannon and Breitbart were being normalized. They worked to normalize Trump.

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Such was Bannon’s ability to infiltrate society with his and Trump’s morally reprehensible attitudes, they both vigorously campaigned for Alabama's Senate candidate Roy Moore — who was credibly accused by multiple women of molesting them when they were adolescents and teens. Moore led in the polls for weeks before his defeat.

Bannon is now ruined because in a few moments of uncharacteristic truth-telling to Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff, he shared the identical sentiments and concerns as his colleagues and most of his fellow citizens. He described suspicions and assumptions that nearly all of Washington, the press corps, Congress and many Americans share: that Trump knew full well his relatives and staff were meeting in Trump Tower with the Russians to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. Conspiracy and collusion.

Let that sink in for a moment. When Bannon promoted white nationalism, misogyny, an accused child molester, severe online bullying and conspiracy theories, he was a king to the right-wing media, Trump and most of the Republicans in Congress. But when he dared to tell the truth, when confirmation from an insider could help save the country from the danger, Bannon was cut out like a member of Tony Soprano’s “family” who turned state’s evidence.

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My column for USA Today: Bannon ' s brutal ouster from Trump and Breitbart circles should frighten Americans https The ruthless slurry of slop coming from the fish filet, chocolate milkshake pie hole of this bombastic DONALD TRUMP and his troop of cronies is just unbearable.

It’s one thing for Trump to cut off ties to Bannon. But the wholesale embracing of Bannon’s political slaughter by conservative institutions for this, rather than for his past ugly sins, is quite another.

Finally, dropped by the Mercers, and by extension and formally by Breitbart, Bannon is now a man without a country, friends or home. That conveys an ominous message: Do not criticize this American president or you will be destroyed.

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It doesn’t matter who is the target, or that our disgust toward the likes of Bannon is appropriate and well-earned. The swiftness and robot-like precision with which Trump’s allies dislodged their lips from Bannon’s MAGA derriere, so they could effectively reach for their shivs upon orders from Trump, is chilling.

Not one White House staffer has publicly questioned whether Bannon’s words rang true. Not one Republican senator has suggested publicly that perhaps we should pay heed to Bannon’s words to Wolff. No one at Breitbart, or the Mercers, or the Republican National Committee or even Bannon’s Gilligan to his Skipper, Corey Lewandowski, seems curious about what Bannon said — and if it’s true, what danger the country may be in. The only concern is to protect and cover for Trump at all costs.

Even so, Bannon and others who “know too much” can be dangerous to a president with a few too many secrets. Trump would be wise to heed this advice: Never put anyone in a position where they’ve got nothing left to lose.

Cheri Jacobus, a member of USA TODAY's Board of Contributors, is a Republican consultant and commentator and president of Capitol Strategies PR. Follow her on Twitter: @CheriJacobus.

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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, who recently lost his job at Breitbart News in the wake of a public spat with President Donald Trump, has also lost the support of most Trump voters, a new HuffPost/YouGov survey finds. Load Error Roughly two-thirds of Trump voters now view Bannon unfavorably, with just 13 percent still viewing him favorably, the poll finds.Bannon’s ignominy among members of the president’s base is a relatively new development.

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