As I predicted a few days ago and then again yesterday, Steve Bannon is toast… he’s OUT. Word just came down through multiple media outlets that President Trump has decided to fire Bannon. Smart move after Bannon publicly tried to leverage power against Trump in the media recently. It’s also rumored that Bannon is the source of many of the leaks in the White House. What it came down to in the end was either Bannon went, or Trump was going to lose both McMaster and Kelly. I would gladly see McMaster go, but he desperately needs Kelly. I consider this good news.

Trump has enough problems with the racial unrest and international scenarios unfolding out there. He does not need to be fighting Bannon at the same time, or at all. Keeping Bannon would have ensured that President Trump would become a lame duck. Now we will see if Bannon strikes back at the President… that in itself will say an awful lot about all of this. Of course, media outlets like the New York Times are skewing this and painting Bannon as a racist, even though as he was trashing Trump and revealing foreign policy on the phone to a leftist rag, he was castigating white supremacists at the same time, calling them clowns and losers. I’m not defending Bannon, but if you are going to accuse him of something, make it real and the truth for a change.

From the New York Times:

President Trump has told senior aides that he has decided to remove Stephen K. Bannon, the embattled White House chief strategist who helped Mr. Trump win the 2016 election, according to two administration officials briefed on the discussion.

The president and senior White House officials were debating when and how to dismiss Mr. Bannon. The two administration officials cautioned that Mr. Trump is known to be averse to confrontation within his inner circle, and could decide to keep on Mr. Bannon for some time.

As of Friday morning, the two men were still discussing Mr. Bannon’s future, the officials said. A person close to Mr. Bannon insisted the parting of ways was his idea, and that he had submitted his resignation to the president on Aug. 7, to be announced at the start of this week, but it was delayed in the wake of the racial unrest in Charlottesville, Va.

Mr. Bannon had clashed for months with other senior West Wing advisers and members of the president’s family.

This isn’t a done deal yet, but Drudge did run with it as a primary headline. So, I’m betting it is in process. There’s no telling exactly when Bannon will be let go, but the sooner, the better. Then move on. Someone close to Bannon is saying that he actually resigned earlier this week. Who knows? We don’t have the full story yet. The Hill is also reporting on this and it is said that Bannon may return to Breitbart.

Matt Drudge announced that Bannon “had one hell of a run.” That he did. I never cared for or trusted the guy, but a lot of people did. I’m sure he will land on his feet. Bannon always does. Also leaving is George Sifakis, Assistant to the President and Director for the Office of Public Liaison. Mr. Sifakis was formerly the Founder and CEO of Ideagen. Another deep shuffle at the White House. It’s been a long, long week for them.

Trump has been widely hinting at Bannon’s departure, so this really is no surprise. When Bannon gave an on-the-record (intentionally or not) to leftist rag, The American Prospect, that was the final straw. He discussed North Korea and what he would do over it and that’s a big security no-no. Bannon mockingly played down the American military threat to North Korea as nonsensical: “Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.” Bad move dude. He also bad-mouthed his colleagues in the Trump administration, vowed to oust a female diplomat at the State Department and mocked officials as “wetting themselves” over the consequences of radically changing trade policy. Dumping Bannon won’t be the last shakeup, but it is long overdue.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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