Steve Bannon Mulls 2020 Run if Donald Trump Turns Down Campaign for Re-Election
Steve Bannon says he may consider a White House run in 2020 if President Donald Trump does not run for re-election.
Bannon reportedly told Vanity Fair he may jump in the race if Trump decides he does not want a second term.
Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman wrote an extensive report stating that the former White House chief strategist has expressed concern to various aides about the longevity of Trump’s presidency. Even though Trump and Bannon are believed to be still in close contact with each other, the latter is unhappy with the direction of current administration and starting to think his own direct intervention is needed for national politics…
…When Bannon left his post several months ago, he offered some of his first White House critiques by saying that the administration he fought for in the 2016 election was “over.” Bannon has previously spoken about how he didn’t like being an underling. And judging by his latest comments, it would seem he’s prepared to test out his full power as a sociopolitical influence:
“It was always a job,” he said. “I realize in hindsight I was just a staffer, and I’m not a good staffer. I had influence, I had a lot of influence, but just influence.” He told me he now feels liberated. “I have power. I can actually drive things in a certain direction.”
Sherman reached out to White House staff for comment, not only was he told that Bannon has been calling to get his old job back.