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

03:04  17 august  2017
03:04  17 august  2017 Source:   Mediaite

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

  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 rega rd.""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.

Bannon Praised Trump ’ s Charlottesville Remarks As A ‘ Defining Moment ’. Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon celebrated President Donald Trump ’ s Tuesday press conference, in which he doubled down on his condemnation of “ both sides ” of the Charlottesville riot Saturday.

Bannon reportedly views the incident as a “ defining moment ” of the Trump presidency . Swan added that “ Bannon has unapologetically supported Trump ’ s instinct to apportion blame to ‘ both sides .’

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While White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is dealing with the possibility that he might be pushed out of the Trump administration — rumors that President Trump didn’t exactly put to rest during his insane press conference yesterday — it does appear that Bannon and Trump are of one mind on something.

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.”

On top of that, 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. And Bannon is proud of the president for pushing back against the media on the issue.

From Axios’ piece:

Per a source with knowledge: “Steve was proud of how [Trump] stood up to the braying mob of reporters” in the Tuesday press conference.

Bannon further believes that this moment could very much be like when former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton labeled half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.”

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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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