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Politics Trump: 'We'll see what happens' with Bannon

23:51  15 august  2017
23:51  15 august  2017 Source:   thehill.com

Scaramucci Says Bannon a 'Snag' on Trump, Urges Move to Center

  Scaramucci Says Bannon a 'Snag' on Trump, Urges Move to Center Short-lived White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said that Steve Bannon is hurting President Donald Trump’s ability to move his agenda forward, and suggested the administration move toward the political “mainstream.” “You also got this sort of Bannon-bart influence in there, which I think is a snag on the president,” Scaramucci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” “If the president really wants to execute that legislative agenda that I think is so promising for the American people, the lower-middle class people and the middle class people, then he has to move away from that sort of Bannon-bart nonsense.

Follow Us . Facebook Twitter Google Plus LinkedIn. On Tuesday, leaders of several minority congressional caucuses joined in, demanding that Trump fire Bannon as well as senior White House adviser Stephen Miller and national security aide Sebastian Gorka.

When asked by reporters at Trump Tower about Bannon 's future in his administration, Trump responded, " We ' ll see what happens ." "I like him. He is a good man and he is not a racist, I can tell you that," he added.

Trump: 'We'll see what happens' with Bannon © Provided by The Hill Trump: 'We'll see what happens' with Bannon President Trump cast uncertainty on Steve Bannon's future in the White House Tuesday, even as he defended the chief strategist against accusations of racism.

"I like Mr. Bannon; he's a friend of mine. But Mr. Bannon came on very late, you know that," Trump said in a news conference in New York. "I like him. He's a good man. He's not a racist, I can tell you that. He's a good person. He actually gets a very unfair press in that regard."

"But we'll see what happens with Mr. Bannon," Trump added. "But he's a good person, and I think the press treats him frankly very unfairly."

Steve Bannon Reportedly Sees Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Presser as a ‘Defining Moment’ of Presidency

  Steve Bannon Reportedly Sees Trump’s ‘Both Sides’ Presser as a ‘Defining Moment’ of Presidency While many around the president feel this a perhaps the lowest point of POTUS's tenure, Bannon sees it as a "defining moment" of Trump's presidency.According to Axios, the ex-Breitbart chief is delighted that Trump blamed “both sides” for the Charlottesville violence because it shows the president is abandoning the “globalists” and sticking with “his people.

“ We ’ ll see what happens ,” he replied. “I don’t know what the word permanent means.” Trump made his comments about Bannon after news broke that his former campaign chief would testify to Congress about the Russian collusion investigation.

The status of Steve Bannon 's job is still undecided, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, amid an ongoing review of White House staffing and as his chief strategist has become increasingly isolated in the West Wing. “ We ’ ll see what happens with Mr. Bannon

Trump's comments came a day after The New York Times reported that Bannon's role in the White House has become increasingly tenuous as the president's advisers and confidantes urge him to fire the chief strategist.

Bannon, the former executive chair of Breitbart News, which he once described as the "platform for the alt-right," has also become the target of intense criticism from Democratic lawmakers and civil rights activists in recent days, after violence erupted during demonstrations by white supremacists.


Bannon: I'm going to 'light up' McConnell .
Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon says he's planning to ramp up pressure on political opponents while continuing to advocate a nationalist agenda.Bannon told The Economist in an in terview published Friday that he is going to "light up" Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), warning that his ability to fight back has only grown since returning to the far-right website Breitbart. "Mitch McConnell, I'm going to light him up," Bannon said, adding he was also focused on opponents such as China and "the elites in Silicon Valley and Wall Street.""In the White House, I had influence," he said.

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