US Politics in Trump era Public date: 19.09.2019 21:40:40

30 May 2019

Bannon described Trump Organization as ‘criminal enterprise’, Michael Wolff book claims

The former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described the Trump Organization as a criminal entity and predicted that investigations into the president’s finances will lead to his political downfall, when he is revealed to be “not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag”.
The former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described the Trump Organization as a criminal entity and predicted that...

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10 Jan 2018

Steve Bannon Steps Down From Breitbart Post

Stephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the company announced Tuesday. Mr.  Bannon’s departure, which was forced by a onetime financial patron, Rebekah Mercer, comes as Mr. Bannon remained unable to quell the furor  over remarks attributed to him in a new book in which he questions President Trump’s mental fitness and disparages his elder son, Donald Trump Jr.
Stephen K. Bannon is stepping down from his post as executive chairman of Breitbart News, the...
8 Jan 2018

Bannon: Adelson drove Jerusalem embassy move

Candidate Donald Trump claimed that he wouldn’t be beholden to campaign  donors and slammed his Republican primary opponents as puppets of their wealthy patrons. “Sheldon Adelson is looking to give big dollars to Rubio because he feels he can mold him into his perfect little puppet. I agree!” Trump tweeted in October 2015. But an excerpt from Michael Wolff’s upcoming book Fire and Fury quotes Steve Bannon, who served as CEO of the Trump campaign and went on to become White House chief strategist, effectively confirming that Adelson has been a driving force behind the Trump administration’s foreign  policy decision-making.
Candidate Donald Trump claimed that he wouldn’t be beholden to campaign  donors and slammed...

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19 Aug 2017

Stephen Bannon Out at the White House After Turbulent Run

The loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises into policy reality, raises the potential for the president to face criticism from the conservative news media base that supported him over the past year. Mr. Bannon’s many critics bore down after the violence in Charlottesville. Outraged over Mr. Trump’s insistence that “both sides” were to blame for the violence that erupted at a white nationalist rally, leaving one woman dead, human rights activists demanded that the president fire so-called nationalists working in the West Wing.
The loss of Mr. Bannon, the right-wing nationalist who helped propel some of Mr. Trump’s campaign promises into policy...
20 Jul 2017

Trump’s stark priorities in funding and cutting are keenly felt by federal workforce

President Trump’s ascendancy has reverberated across a workforce of 2.1 million civil servants, upending their sense of mission or empowering it, depending on where they sit. The career employees,  who form the backbone of the federal bureaucracy, have become targets of the president’s campaign vow to “drain the swamp,” and they heard White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon pledge the “deconstruction of the administrative state.”
President Trump’s ascendancy has reverberated across a workforce of 2.1 million civil servants, upending...

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13 Apr 2017

Trump Reversals Hint at Wall Street Wing’s Sway in White House

President Trump made three startling economic policy reversals on Wednesday, stepping away from pledges he made as a candidate and even policies he supported only days ago. The shifts confounded many of Mr. Trump’s supporters and suggested that the moderate financiers he brought from Wall Street are eclipsing the White House populist wing led by Stephen K. Bannon, the political strategist who is increasingly being sidelined by the president.
President Trump made three startling economic policy reversals on Wednesday, stepping away from pledges he...
8 Apr 2017

Trump’s security chief shaped by tough posting near Syria

HR McMaster has shown himself to be an accomplished military strategist and an adept White House infighter. People close to McMaster say that an early priority for the three-star general was to marginalise Bannon and re-empower the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and director of national intelligence, whose places on the principals’ committee of the national security council Bannon had taken. At a stroke, McMaster accomplished that this week, establishing his supremacy over the homeland security and economic councils for good measure, and cementing his alliances with joint chiefs chairman General Joe Dunford and intelligence chief Dan Coats.
HR McMaster has shown himself to be an accomplished military strategist and an adept White House infighter. People close...

Bannon wants a war on Washington. Now he’s part of one inside the White House.

Stephen K. Bannon — the combative architect of the nationalistic strategy that delivered President Trump to the White House — now finds himself losing ground in an internecine battle within the West Wing that pits the “Bannonites” against a growing and powerful faction of centrist financiers led by the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Stephen K. Bannon — the combative architect of the nationalistic strategy that delivered President...

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7 Apr 2017

In Battle for Trump’s Heart and Mind, It’s Bannon vs. Kushner

The escalating feud between the chief White House strategist and the president’s son-in-law reflects a larger struggle to guide the direction of the Trump presidency. Finally, Mr. Bannon identified why they could not compromise, according to someone with knowledge of the conversation. “Here’s the reason there’s no middle ground,” Mr. Bannon growled. “You’re a Democrat.”
The escalating feud between the chief White House strategist and the president’s son-in-law reflects a larger struggle...

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3 Apr 2017

Trump Aides’ Disclosures Reveal Surge in Lucrative Political Work

As cash has flooded Washington from a variety of groups, even the anti-establishment activists and operatives who sided with President Trump have been enriched. Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, reported earning more than $1 million in income tied to conservative-oriented work, with at least $500,000 of that from entities linked to the conservative megadonor Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, including the Breitbart News Network and Cambridge Analytica, a data mining firm partly owned by Mr. Mercer that worked for the Trump campaign.
As cash has flooded Washington from a variety of groups, even the anti-establishment activists and operatives who sided...
25 Feb 2017

Bannon Heralds “Deconstruction of Administrative State” and Trump’s “New Political Order”

Giving rare public remarks on Thursday, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump cabinet was working towards the "deconstruction of the administrative state" and repeatedly referred to the media as "the opposition party." He outlined what he described as "three verticals" of Trump's agenda that would focus on "national security and sovereignty," "economic nationalism," and "deconstruction of the administrative state"—meaning a rollback of taxes, regulations, and trade agreements that the administration has claimed are hampering economic growth and individualism.
Giving rare public remarks on Thursday, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said the Trump cabinet was working...
24 Feb 2017

Bannon: Trump administration is in unending battle for ‘deconstruction of the administrative state’

In his first public speaking appearance since Trump took office, Bannon said of the news media, “If you think they are giving you your country back without a fight, you are sadly mistaken.”
In his first public speaking appearance since Trump took office, Bannon said of the news media, “If you think they are...

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13 Feb 2017

Is Trump leading the US on a warpath with Iran?

On a spring morning in 2016, the retired four-star general Mattis, who was forced out of his job by then-President Barack Obama, spoke before defence and foreign policy experts gathered just blocks from the White House. The 65-year old speaker, with silver hair and puffy eyes, was blunt. For all the dangers al-Qaeda and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS) pose in the Middle East, he warned that the Iranian regime "is the single most enduring threat to stability and peace". He recalled that as commander of US troops in the Middle East, the first three questions he would ask his subordinates every morning "had to do with Iran and Iran and Iran". Nine months later, James Norman Mattis returned to the US capital as defence secretary of President Donald Trump.
On a spring morning in 2016, the retired four-star general Mattis, who was forced out of his job by...
9 Feb 2017

Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable

In Bannon’s view, we are in the midst of an existential war, and everything is a part of that conflict. Treaties must be torn up, enemies named, culture changed. Global conflagration, should it occur, would only prove the theory correct. For Bannon, the Fourth Turning has arrived. The Grey Champion, a messianic strongman figure, may have already emerged. The apocalypse is now.
In Bannon’s view, we are in the midst of an existential war, and everything is a part of that conflict. Treaties...

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3 Feb 2017

Steve Bannon in 2016: legal immigration is the real “problem”

Trump’s public stance has seemingly always been to keep the “bad people” out and let the smart people in. But a conversation between Bannon and Miller from March 2016, on a Breitbart News podcast first resurfaced by the Washington Post, shows Bannon and Miller may both hold a more conservative view on immigration. “Isn’t the beating heart of this problem, the real beating heart of it, of what we gotta get sorted here, not illegal immigration?” Bannon asked Miller. “As horrific as that is, and it’s horrific, don’t we have a problem? We’ve looked the other way on this legal immigration that’s kinda overwhelmed the country?”
Trump’s public stance has seemingly always been to keep the “bad people” out and let the smart people in. But a...

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1 Feb 2017

In Case It Wasn’t Clear Yet, Steve Bannon Is Our President

If Donald Trump has shown anything during his first eleven days in office, it's that he's a coward with no ideas of his own, who is more than happy to be a puppet for the true president of the United States: Steve Bannon. Sure, Trump acts like he's in charge, but that's because he's too dumb to realize that Bannon is so obviously pulling the strings that he's become a joke.
If Donald Trump has shown anything during his first eleven days in office, it's that he's a coward with no ideas of his...

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29 Jan 2017

Trump gives National Security Council seat to ex-Breitbart chief Steve Bannon

The president named Bannon to the council in a reorganization of the NSC. He also said his chief-of-staff Reince Priebus would have a seat in the meetings. During his presidential campaign, Trump promised to “drain the swamp” of Washington, which he depicted as a city rife with unscrupulous lobbyists and corrupt career politicians. Since election day he has drawn criticism, however, by relying on lobbyists to advise his transition team, by stocking the government with potentialconflicts of interest, and by refusing to divest or publicly account for his own ethics risks.
The president named Bannon to the council in a reorganization of the NSC. He also said his...
27 Jan 2017

Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

Just days after President Trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief White House strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, ratcheted up the attacks, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by the election outcome and repeatedly describing the media as “the  opposition party” of the current administration.
Just days after President Trump spoke of a “running war’’ with the media, his chief White House...

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26 Jan 2017

Trump’s top staffers have their own private email server; Trump is still using his unsecured phone

Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek has learned.
Senior Trump administration staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and...

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18 Jan 2017

The Bizarre Far-Right Billionaire Behind Trump’s Presidency

Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, billionaire right wing hedge fund managers who first supported Ted Cruze are the team behind Trumps' victory. When all seemed to be falling apart for Trump this summer, Mercer offered up his own massive political infrastructure, which included Steve Bannon and Kellyanne Conway, and saved Trump’s campaign from demise.
Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, billionaire right wing hedge fund managers who first supported Ted Cruze are the...
23 Nov 2016

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu bans ministers from talking to Donald Trump’s team without prior permission

Mr Netanyahu congratulated Mr Trump on his election two weeks ago but  cautioned his coalition government to refrain from speaking publicly  about their views on the new US President-elect after Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Mr Trump’s victory meant that “the era of a Palestinian state” was over.
Mr Netanyahu congratulated Mr Trump on his election two weeks ago but  cautioned his coalition government to...

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19 Nov 2016

Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and the Crisis in American Life

A historian recalls a conversation with the Donald Trump adviser, which may provide a window into Bannon's views on what's next for the U.S. During the 1990s, two amateur historians, Neil Howe and the late William Strauss, developed a new theory of American history in two books. They identified an 80-year cycle in American history, punctuated by great crises that destroyed an old order and created a new one. Stephen Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News who has been appointed Trump’s chief strategist in the White House, is very familiar with Strauss and Howe’s theory of crisis, and has been thinking about how to use it to achieve particular goals for quite a while.
A historian recalls a conversation with the Donald Trump adviser, which may provide a window into Bannon's views on...

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18 Nov 2016

10 things we learned about Trump adviser Steve Bannon from this recently surfaced speech – Vox

Stephen Bannon, the CEO of far-right media outlet Breitbart News and Donald Trump’s newly named chief strategist, believes we are in the midst of a crisis — of both global economy and moral standing. Godlessness and libertarianism has “sapped the strength of the Judeo-Christian West to defend its ideals,” and the Muslim world is growing in numbers, Bannon told a conference at the Vatican in 2014. “Every day that we refuse to look at this as what it is, and the scale of it, and really the viciousness of it, will be a day where you will rue that we didn’t act.”
Stephen Bannon, the CEO of far-right media outlet Breitbart News and Donald Trump’s newly named chief strategist,...

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17 Nov 2016

Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon suggests having too many Asian tech CEOs undermines ‘civic society’

President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist seems to think there are  too many immigrants leading Silicon Valley. Steve Bannon, who  previously served as Breitbart News Network’s executive chairman, hinted at some of his views on foreign workers at technology companies in the past.
President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist seems to think there are  too many immigrants leading Silicon...
17 Nov 2016

Steve Bannon Made Breitbart a Space for Pro-Israel Writers and Anti-Semitic Readers

Since Steven Bannon is going to be one of the president’s most senior aides, he and the website he runs, Breitbart News, deserve an unusual amount of scrutiny. But Breitbart, the site Bannon calls “the platform for the alt-right,” read ardently by white supremacists and anti-Semites, has launched a campaign to shut down critics who say that its longtime director is himself an anti-Jewish racist.
Since Steven Bannon is going to be one of the president’s most senior aides, he and the website he runs, Breitbart...
16 Nov 2016

Watchdog Group Alleges Illegal Super PAC Payments To Steve Bannon

A super PAC run by close allies to President-elect Donald Trump is under FEC scrutiny for discrepancies in a filing it made during the presidential campaign, drawing renewed attention to a watchdog group's complaint alleging it funneled improper payments to Steve Bannon, Trump's campaign CEO and now his chief strategist.
A super PAC run by close allies to President-elect Donald Trump is under FEC scrutiny for discrepancies in a filing it...

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16 Nov 2016

This Is How Steve Bannon Sees The Entire World

Well before victories for Brexit and Trump seemed possible, Bannon declared there was a “global tea party movement” and praised European far-right parties like Great Britain’s UKIP and France’s National Front. Bannon also suggested that a racist element in far-right parties “all gets kind of washed out,” that the West was facing a “crisis of capitalism” after losing its “Judeo-Christian foundation,” and he blasted “crony capitalists” in Washington for failing to prosecute bank executives over the financial crisis..
Well before victories for Brexit and Trump seemed possible, Bannon declared there was a “global tea party movement”...
16 Nov 2016

How Steve Bannon and Breitbart News Can Be Pro-Israel — and Anti-Semitic at the Same Time

Breitbart News, the site chaired by Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, is widely known as a platform for white nationalism and anti-Semitism. It is also brazenly Zionist, albeit peddling an exclusively right wing perspective on Israel.
Breitbart News, the site chaired by Donald Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, is widely known as a platform for white...

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15 Nov 2016

Will America Now Have a Pravda?

As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take control of the American executive branch, he will have a weapon at his disposal that few if any  presidents have enjoyed—a direct connection to a faithful media operation that reaches millions of loyal populist readers in the form of Breitbart, the self-styled honey badger of alt-right journalism.
As President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take control of the American executive branch, he will have a weapon at...

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10 Nov 2016

How Donald Trump is leading the transformation to turn the Republican Party into the new KKK

Yeah, I'm dead serious. No, it's not a stretch in the least bit. This is not a conspiracy theory. It's not about what might happen. It's already a done deal. Let me explain. Just weeks before Stephen Bannon was tapped to become the new CEO of Donald Trump's presidential campaign last month, he bragged to Sarah Posner of Mother Jones that Breitbart News, the media company he has led for years, "is the platform for the alt-right."
Yeah, I'm dead serious. No, it's not a stretch in the least bit. This is not a conspiracy theory. It's not about what...
21 Aug 2016

Steve Bannon, Trump’s Top Guy, Told Me He Was ‘a Leninist’

The Breitbart executive director turned GOP leader boasted at a party about his goal of destroying the conservative establishment. “Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press.
The Breitbart executive director turned GOP leader boasted at a party about his goal of destroying the conservative...

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