During his short stint, Steve Bannon apparently had Wolff at the White House, blabbing away on everything and anything concerning his employer.
The NY Mag article preceding the book’s release has Bannon explaining that “Trump didn’t want to win,” for starters. Trump was spending his own money and flying his own plane to six rallies daily, but, that aside, I’d be curious to know how that jives with the Russia collusion story. Either you are “treasonous and unpatriotic” (in Bannon’s words), plotting with Russia-Russia-Russia to throw the election in your favor, or you don’t want to win: you can’t have both.
Conservatives who know Bannon have turned on him, and they are not kind. Ben Shapiro considers him a bad person who should not be at Breitbart,
Bannon is far more of a liability than an asset: he doesn’t have the ear of the Breitbart-investing Mercers, he doesn’t have the ear of the White House, and he doesn’t have the ear of the base.
Andrew Klavan states in his podcast that “The press goes crazy over Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury,” but what we’ve seen so far is absurd crap.” Klavan started yesterday’s podcast with “the meeting [Bannon] didn’t attend during campaigns he hadn’t joined” and lets it rip,
Klavan debunks several other points; as he puts it, “Fire and fury signifies nothing,” while the media perpetuates its narrative. Just bear in mind that if it’s too good to check, it probably isn’t true.
President Trump has a nickname for Bannon,
I authorized Zero access to White House (actually turned him down many times) for author of phony book! I never spoke to him for book. Full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don’t exist. Look at this guy’s past and watch what happens to him and Sloppy Steve!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 5, 2018
Following the above tweet, a bewildered Michael Moore took exception and thinks Pres. Trump is unfit to serve because Moore was sloppy first,
Wait! @realDonaldTrump – On Oct 28 you gave ME the nickname “Sloppy Michael Moore” in one of your crazed tweets. Using the same nickname for TWO people…another sign of dementia! Unfit to serve!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) January 5, 2018
Althouse has an explanation for Moore,
I get the impression that he [Trump] feels disgust toward men who are fat and don’t discreetly encapsulate the fat in a standard business suit (as he himself does).
Good tailoring matters.
On a separate topic,
I see that my post on Hurricane Irma preparation was one of the duds of 2017. Luckily, the hurricane did not cause any damage.
Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog