Steve Bannon Breaks Down Why He’s No Longer In the White House (VIDEO)
In a fascinating interview with 60 Minutes host Charlie Rose, Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon explained why he is no longer Chief White House Strategist.
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Throughout his interview on 60 Minutes, Bannon defended Donald Trump over a variety of tough questions and controversial matters shrouding the mogul’s presidency. This eventually prompted Rose to ask why Trump would’ve allowed such a stalwart supporter to leave his orbit in the White House.
“To be this strong a defender,” Rose asked, “why aren’t you there?”
Bannon answered that he was not cut out to be a staffer, and he talked about how he couldn’t fight for Trump as he wanted to as a government employee. From there, Rose asked Bannon about his reported conflicts with other Trump advisers, as well as Bannon’s comments about how the White House has never been so divided amongst itself.
Bannon said that the divide was the difference between those telling Trump to remain true to himself as he was during the election, and the advisors suggesting that the president work out compromises with his political opponents. Bannon also insisted that John Kelly never tried to have him removed from the Administration.
Bannon also spoke to Charlie Rose about the Trump administration’s “original sin” – embracing the swampy establishment.
Speaking to Rose, Bannon stated:
“In the forty-eight hours after we won, there’s a fundamental decision that was made . . . you might call it the original sin of the administration . . . We embraced the establishment. I mean, we totally embraced the establishment.”
Bannon went on to state that Senate Majority Mitch McConnell did not want the president to “drain the swamp,” and was actively acting against the interests of the president by repressing and attempting to dismantle the president’s populist agenda.
The former chief strategist commented that Ryan, McConnell, and other GOPe, “do not support the President’s program . . . it’s an open secret on Capitol Hill.”
Watch Bannon discuss the draining of the Swamp below:
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