Thursday, April 06, 2017

"I love a gunfight." It appears that Stephen Bannon has no intention of leaving his powerful position without taking Jared Kushner down with him.

Courtesy of Axios:

After a series of high-level White House leaks portraying Steve Bannon as fed up with his job and ready to quit, Trump's chief strategist has told associates the stories are "100 percent nonsense" and he's playing for keeps.

The Bannonites believe the liberals staged a coup and will turn Trump into a conventional squish who betrays the very voters who brought him to power. The Jared wing thinks the Bannonites are clinically nuts. 

His staunchest ally is one of Trump's closest confidants — Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Kellyanne Conway will go to the mat for him, as will policy advisor Stephen Miller. He's also built strong relationships with other cabinet secretaries including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin. In the end, though, family matters most and all but dad are done with Bannon and his politics.

"Steve has developed strong and important relationships with some of the most powerful right-leaning business leaders," said a close Bannon ally outside of the White House. "I see some bad press in [Jared's] future."

And as if to drive that point home, this happened:  

Breitbart.com, the pro-Trump propaganda outlet previously run by White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, is now being deployed against President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top White House staffer Jared Kushner as part of an internal power struggle. 

Over the past week -- as Kushner and Bannon have reportedly feuded -- the website has published articles highlighting Kushner’s meetings with the Russian ambassador, questioning the ethics of his business dealings, criticizing his “thin resume in diplomacy,” and speculating about whether he is leaking negative stories about Bannon. 

Those attacks represent a U-turn in the website’s coverage of the president’s family. Following Trump’s election and in the early days of his administration, Breitbart provided Kushner and his wife, Ivanka, with soft-focus celebrity coverage. The website chronicled their search for a home and synagogue in Washington, D.C., and lashed out at their critics.

Anybody who has even a passing understanding of how Breitbart works knows that Bannon uses the media outlet to trash the reputation of anybody who dares to criticize somebody he supports (Sarah Palin, Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump, etc..) or interferes in a policy that he wants to go forward.

And if Breitbart goes for the jugular you can bet that others of their ilk, like The Gateway Pundit. Matt Drudge, and Info Wars will likely follow suit.

Apparently Bannon is unable to hide his contempt for Kushner even to his face.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

Donald Trump’s chief strategist Stephen Bannon has called the president’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner a “cuck” and a “globalist” during a time of high tension between the two top aides, several Trump administration officials told The Daily Beast. 

The fighting between Kushner and Bannon has been “nonstop” in recent weeks, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity. It’s been an “open secret” that Bannon and Kushner often clash “face-to-face,” according to senior officials. 

One official said Bannon has lately complained about Kushner trying to “shiv him and push him out the door” and likened him to a fifth column in the White House.

Damn, those must be some interesting meetings.

All of this could mean that at some point Donald Trump will have to decide if he wants to be a Right Wing troll come to life in White House, as Stephen Bannon clearly wants him to be, or move a little more to the Left and start working with the Democrats as well as more moderate Republicans which seems to be the goal of his son-in-law and daughter Ivanka.

This could turn into the ugliest internal battle that the White House has ever seen.

55 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:05 PM

    You're a fool if you think Ivanka and Jared have any goals other than making their grift train more profitable. They don't give a shit about being moderate.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:04 PM

      I agree with you. Just like they try and say Ivanka and Jared are orthodox Jews, lol, no full beard and modest dress for him nor scarves or wigs to cover her hair or modest dress....but they are soooooo religious like they are moderate repuglicans( BTW are there any moderate repugs anymore?).

      Delete
    2. Anonymous3:09 PM

      You're Exhibit A in the Bannon war on the Kushners.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous3:23 AM

      Anon at 3:09 pm. You don't have to like Bannon to dislike Ivanka and her spouse. None of them cares at all about the country or the world. They are, like Trump himself, in this for what they can get out of it for themselves - only.
      Beaglemom

      Delete
    4. Anonymous4:35 AM

      Ivanka is not too bright. If tRump were not her father, she would be completely unknown. What a wonderful thought! Is she in a race with Kim Kardasian to see which one can get the most botox pumped into their faces?

      Delete
  2. Anonymous2:23 PM

    On a very, very, very related topic:

    Say, Gryphen, help a brother out, will ya?

    The story linked at the end is headlined "Look at this fucking asshole" and Im not sure how to read it.

    Would you say "LOOK at this fucking asshole!"?

    or "Look at THIS fucking asshole!"?

    or "look at this FUCKING ASSHOLE!"?

    I know they all seem like plausible choices, but I think it's important to get it right...

    https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/look-at-this-fucking-asshole-1794077117

    thanks, dude.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous2:51 PM

      ps, if you look closely it sorta appears as if the dapper Emperor Jr. may be leaning on a beautifully hand-carved diamond-encrusted handled elephant phallus walking stick. Perhaps a gift from his courageously brave - bravely courageous? - Great White Hunter brothers-in-law?

      Delete
    2. Anonymous2:54 PM

      "Behold idiot son-in-law Jared Kushner—the man now in charge of brokering Middle East peace, Uberizing the federal government, reforming the entire criminal justice system, and keeping Donald Trump’s hands off his wife. " aka daughter Ivanka

      Delete
    3. Anonymous2:56 PM

      bwahahaha!

      Delete
    4. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Is KUSH some kind of code for what these folks been smokin? Or ISIS it more like 'the connection' code.

      Delete
    5. Anonymous4:37 AM

      tRump is keeping Jared busy, so he will not have time to "cuddle" with Ivanka. Next up for Jared? Cure cancer, heart disease, MS, Parkinsons then next month a new slate of tasks.

      Delete
  3. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Now we know why the contemptible Sarah Palin insisted that the Syrian people were murdering their children just to make Putin look bad- that's the Bannon line.


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:18 PM

      WAR BABY!
      http://www.politicususa.com/2017/04/06/republicans-move-middle-east-war-john-mccain-urges-trump-strike-syria.html

      Delete
    2. Anonymous3:25 PM

      http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2017/04/trump_threatens_military_action_against_syria_and_north_korea_with_no_good.html

      Delete
    3. Anonymous3:43 PM

      http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/06/politics/hillary-clinton-syria-assad/index.html?adkey=bn?adkey=bn

      http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/02/politics/women-selective-service-obama/

      Delete
  4. Anonymous2:25 PM

    Part of me says "pass the popcorn," my better side worries about American civilian collateral damage.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous4:48 AM

      Yeah, any Syrian civilian casualties are more entertainment for your better side. Choke on your popcorn, warhawk.

      Delete
  5. Anonymous2:25 PM

    But they may see BEING SEEN as more moderate a way to increase the family power and grift train.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Anyone else ever notice how really, really, deeply dumb and vacuous Ivaaaaaahhhhhnka is?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:07 PM

      Yes, I wonder what her and Chelsea Clinton had in common or maybe they just talked about clothes.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous3:14 PM

      Also, too Botoxed to the hilt. Plastic surgery also, too. I do not think she is attractive at all, no matter what her daddy/husband claims about her.

      Delete
    3. Anonymous3:15 PM

      Merriam-Webster did.

      https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2017/04/05/merriam-webster-defines-complicit-ivanka-trump/100063122/

      I hate this for my country, but I love it for these idiot assholes. May they all get what they so richly deserve.

      Oh, and fuck Mitch McConnell.

      GeorgiaPeach

      Delete
    4. Anonymous3:31 PM

      @3:15 Love GeorgiaPeaches :-)

      Delete
    5. Anonymous4:29 PM

      http://latestplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Ivanka-Trump-looks-perfect-and-pretty.jpg

      http://famouscelebsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Ivanka-Trump-Plastic-Surgery-Before-and-After.jpg

      http://topcelebritysurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Ivanka-Trump-Plastic-Surgery-320x240.jpg

      https://thecelebrityplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/latest-ivanka-trump-after-plastic-surgery-6.jpg

      http://latestplasticsurgery.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Ivanka-Trump-breast-implants-before-and-after.jpg

      Delete
    6. Anonymous2:26 AM

      Oh yes. I have.
      She also reminds me of some sort of weird creature. Can't quite place it...A long neck ad big (fake) top teeth which remind me of a giraffe. Small round head and big hips with long legs life a dumb alien gray.
      At any rate. There is nothing there that is appealing.

      Delete
    7. Anonymous4:40 AM

      Fake eyelashes get in the way of blinking. There is no way to disguise that tRump anus mouth. The girl looks like spare parts jumbled together.

      Delete
  7. Why is perjurer Sessions still Attorney General?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Anonymous2:45 PM

    If it takes a circular firing squad, so be it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Anonymous3:02 PM

    I love it that there is public infighting in the tRump administration so early on.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Well bannon must be a real idiot if he thinks he can “ win” against daddy’s little girl’s husband.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Anonymous3:05 PM

    Trump has brought his pissing contests from Russia to the US.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous3:19 PM

      This fucking drama is ridiculously unnecessary!
      Ignorance voted for trump ! Now we live in a fucking soap opera daily.
      Get rid of all of them now."We are rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell!" Merl Haggard.
      Let raise the bar . Please.This is a fucking nightmare!!

      Delete
  12. Anonymous3:05 PM

    I guess the jokes must have been at 5th grade level that week.
    ================================================

    REVEALED: Former SNL cast member says ‘moron’ Trump ‘struggled to read’ script during rehearsal

    Trump “struggled to read at the table read, which did not give many of us great confidence,” Killam said. “Didn’t get the jokes, really. He’s just a man who seems to be powered by bluster.”

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/revealed-former-snl-cast-member-says-moron-trump-struggled-to-read-script-during-rehearsal/

    ReplyDelete
  13. NEWS FLASH: Secret video released of this morning's White House staff meeting:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yf1iMdMy1x4

    ReplyDelete
  14. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Jared is family, that's the way Trump will go.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jared is married to Ivanka. *That* is the way Trump will go.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous4:51 AM

      Sure, Jared is family, the same as Ivana, and Marla, and.....
      Seeeeee? Spouses are mere placeholders to them.

      Delete
  15. Anonymous3:58 PM

    Bannon and Gorka just don't like any Jews.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous4:51 AM

      Wonder how they feel about ivanka CHOOSing to be Jewish?

      Delete
  16. Anonymous4:06 PM

    Let the Hunger Games begin.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous2:31 AM

      Actually, the idea of districting the US has its appeals for me. All smart scientist on the right and left coasts minus Fla. Include atheists and people who don't give a shit who practices what belief as long as they do it in private and without influencing me or mine in any way.
      Everyone else divide up the center. Build a wall if you want from the east and west coast.If you get sick and need to come to the east for our cancer cure, well you can apply and we can decide if you are worthy. It might take a while for the paperwork. You can keep asking jeebus and your prayer warriors for help in the meantime.

      Delete
  17. Anonymous4:16 PM

    I don't suppose ol' Sarry is smart enough to figure out that blood will win out over (vodka-infused) water in the end, infuriating the white supremacist oops I mean populace base to the point that they come running back to their former queen?

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anonymous4:34 PM

    The guy who puts up with being the husband of daddy's little f*cktoy vs. o'bannon?
    Gee I wunder.
    The great thing will be to see how much dirt o'bannon will "release" on the cuck and how much it will show about the "russia problem."
    Side note on jared being "in charge of just about everything" now: one wunders if that is to keep him busy and away from daddy's little f*cktoy.
    Hey if the teeny weenie fits.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous4:49 PM

      The orange shigibbon said from day one that he was never going to "president" and he was elected anyway.

      Delete
    2. Anonymous3:19 AM

      Anon at 4:49 pm. He got in office because of Russian meddling, media incompetence and a Fox-numbed voting population. I don't consider him to have been "elected."
      Beaglemom

      Delete
    3. Anonymous4:45 AM

      He offered the VP slot to one other candidate, saying that HE would be doing all the work of president. When asked what tRump would be doing, Don. Jr. said with a smirk "Making America great again" Kasich's aide spilled that little gem.

      Delete
  19. Anonymous5:53 PM

    GOD HELP US
    Does Donald Trump Jr. Want to Be Governor of New York?

    They all said his dad couldn’t do it. So why shouldn’t Donald Jr. be governor of New York?

    His dad’s stint as president may have resulted in a series of record-low approval ratings, but this has not deterred the eldest Trump scion from wanting to follow in his father’s footsteps.

    Raising the terrifying prospect of yet another family political tradition, Donald Trump Jr. has reportedly told members of an elite gun club that he has set his sights on becoming governor or mayor of New York.

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has been a vocal opponent of Trump, is up for re-election in 2018.

    According to Page Six, Trump Jr. told members of New York State’s F6 Labs gun club in Long Island’s Hicksville, which bills itself as “a private, indoor, state-of-the-art law-enforcement training facility” that he was “bored” of working in business and had been “bit” by the “politics bug.”

    Donald Jr. and his brother Eric are officially running the Trump Organization while their father is in office, although Trump retained his financial interest in the company, a structure that has drawn the ire of ethics officials.

    Trump Jr. has said that he doesn’t speak to his father anymore after he became president and gave control of his business to him and his brother.

    “I basically have zero contact with him at this point,” Trump Jr. said last month.

    A source told Page Six that “Don Jr. said he is interested in running for office, such as governor of New York, but the position of mayor of New York would be less interesting to him.”

    Trump allegedly said: “Do I want to be behind the scenes and be a mouthpiece and fight back against crazy liberal media? Maybe.” He allegedly added: “Going back to doing deals is boring after 18 months. The politics bug bit me.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/06/now-donald-trump-jr-wants-to-be-governor-of-new-york.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anonymous7:04 PM

      If Donnie Junior isn't talking to his daddy, why does he, as an ADULT, need Secret Service protection? It's not automatic for adult children, it has to be requested. Neither Uday nor Qusay should have protection courtesy of the taxpayer.

      Archie Butt

      Delete
    2. Anonymous7:14 PM

      This guy wants to be Governor of New York?

      http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/308883/donald-trump-jr-diaper-don-college-piss-drunk/

      Delete
    3. Anonymous9:00 PM

      The boys are jealous because their sister got to be Vice President while they got stuck running the business.

      Delete
    4. Anonymous4:48 AM

      Well, Donnie Jr. sure got BIT by something. It was something that caused brain damage, and funny looking anus mouths.

      Delete
  20. Anonymous6:11 PM

    Yep, that is what bannon did to hills, full ads that were lies. Jaredboy we will soon see crap.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Anonymous6:21 PM

    Bannon is insane if he thinks the orange shitgibbon will side with him over his son-in law.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What do you want to bet Bannon is the one that encouraged Trump to bomb Syria?

      Delete
    2. Anonymous4:51 AM

      Jared might get tired of looking at Ivanka;s strangely alien looking face. The woman is NOT even approaching "pretty" Just because daddy says so, does not make it true. Jared might opt for a more natural looking, pretty woman who does not need surgery. THEN daddy might get upset, since the rumors of him and his "piece of ass" (his description) daughter might be exposed.

      Delete

Don't feed the trolls!
It just goes directly to their thighs.