Trump And Bannon Make Up: Breitbart Chief Slams Vanity Fair, Predicts Huge Victory For Trump In 2020

The original, populist, "grassroots" Trump, the one who won the elections before surrounding himself with various Goldman Sachs-derived advisors, made a solid comeback this past week: just consider the flurry of recent actions undertaken by the president.

When Trump ran for president last year, he frequently said that only he “alone” could fix the nation’s problems. But once he took office, Trump attempted to follow the lead of Republicans on Capitol Hill, and he watched with dismay how little movement was made on priorities such as healthcare, immigration, and national security. And, after weeks of seeing his agenda imperiled by Republican divisions and infighting among his aides, Trump became a whirlwind of activity this week, reasserting his campaign priorities and trying to deliver wins for his fervent but frustrated base of supporters.

Indeed, Trump took steps to dramatically undercut the Obamacare health system, sent notice he was willing to scuttle the nuclear deal with Iran, moved to roll back coal-plant limits, and again demanded a wall along the Mexican border. In doing so, Trump reverting back to conflicts and fights that defined the core of his campaign, and which drifted as Trump became increasingly more institutionalized by the Washington swamp. Meanwhile, on Twitter Trump increasingly relished his feuds with the news media, senior Republicans in Congress, and National Football League players who have protested during the national anthem.

As Reuters puts it, "it was the vintage, freewheeling Trump: throwing red meat to his voter base, following his gut, and haranguing his critics." And, drumdoll, it seems to be working: by the end of the week, Trump had made more progress in undoing the policy accomplishments of Barack Obama, than he had in some time, all without the help of anyone in Congress.

Another indication of the return of the "old" Trump, emerged overnight when the WSJ reported that President Trump reportedly reached out to Stephen Bannon, his former chief strategist who was fired at the peak of Trump's conversion to an institutionalized politician several months ago, to offer encouragement after Bannon called for Republicans who don't support Trump's agenda to be ousted earlier this week.

Trump called to offer the encouragement after Bannon appeared on Fox News earlier this week saying he is seeking to line up challengers to GOP incumbents.

"There's a coalition coming together that is going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz," Bannon said during the Monday night interview on "Hannity."

Jared Kushner also reportedly texted Bannon his praise after the interview. Bannon then celebrated the interview with friends across the street from the Fox studio. 

Bannon, who returned to run Breitbart News after his ousting as Trump's chief advisor, where he said he would be a "wingman outside" the White House for Trump to help advance the president's agenda, secured an early political victory after throwing his support behind former judge Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate GOP runoff last month. Moore defeated the establishment-backed candidate Sen. Luther Strange, who was backed by Trump at the urging of Republican congressional leadership.

Meanwhile, in the latest indication that the union between Trump and Bannon is bein restored, the Former White House chief strategist said Saturday that President Trump will "win with 400 electoral votes in 2020," following a report last week in which a "source" told the Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman that Bannon had lost faith in the president's ability to complete his current term.

"The populist, nationalist, conservative revolt that's going on, that drove Donald Trump to victory, that drove Judge [Roy] Moore to victory, that will drive 15 candidates to victory in 2018, and I hate to break it Graydon Carter and the good folks at Vanity Fair, but yes, President Trump is not only going to finish this term, he's going to win with 400 electoral votes in 2020," Bannon said, lashing out at the Vanity Fair report during a speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington.

As we noted on Wednesday, according to a Vantiry Fair source, Bannon reportedly said several months ago that Trump only has a 30% chance of finishing his current term, with the source adding that Trump also did not know the function of the 25th Amendment.  In his speech Saturday, Bannon also committed that he would "get to the progressive Democrats," but said that "right now it's a season of war against the GOP establishment."

Bannon also laid out his plans to back challengers to establishment Republicans in Congress for the 2018 midterm elections in an interview earlier this week.  "There's a coalition coming together that is going to challenge every Republican incumbent except for Ted Cruz," Bannon told Fox News's Sean Hannity on Monday according to The Hill.

Comments

knukles Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:13 Permalink

Please please please beam this directly into every California Coastal Progressive's brain whilst asleep.Wake up screaming, strokes, heart attacks, panic attacks, paralysis and possibly death.

greenskeeper carl knukles Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:37 Permalink

Huge victory is a pipe dream if he doesn't drastically change his ways. I was a long time ron Paul suppprter who voted for trump, despite swearing not to vote GOP anymore. He has shown, more than anything, that the main difference between him and Hillary Clinton is that her voice is more annoying. If it comes down to a vote between him and Kamala Harris, or some other of her ilk, I'm staying home. I'm not falling for it again. If he wants to even stand a chance, he needs to get to work. Bullshit walks.

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RedBaron616 overbet Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:55 Permalink

Liberal? I'm no liberal and he spoke the truth. Trump is no conservative. Conservatives don't run around the world trying to start WW III with North Korea and spend half his time tweeting. Apparently, he has too much idle time on his hands.

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vato poco greenskeeper carl Sat, 10/14/2017 - 18:56 Permalink

carl, all due respect and all, but in re your 'Trump & Hilly basically the same' ... you're full of it. looking *just* at Trump's judiciary appointments, you'll find nothing but ANTI deep/nanny state judges. and since fed judges are essentially lifetime appts, these guys being in - and not obama/clinton scum - is a gift that'll keep on giving for decades to come. it MIGHT (although I doubt it) even haul us back from the oncoming civil war. that's just one area. no, Trump ain't perfect, and he's not moving anywhere near as fast & hard as I want him to, but ...every single thing that he HAS done causes genuine pain to statist scum, up to & including "We say Merry Christmas around here again!", is something hilly would NEVER have done. so yeah, not even remotely close to being 'basically identical'

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SheHunter vato poco Sun, 10/15/2017 - 00:16 Permalink

'we say merry christmas around here'... now THERE is something that will make a meaningful change in our lives. Sadly, you are right.  Trump is spending WAY too much time with crap like football players kneeling and Merry Christmas and NO time hammering on his campaign promises.  I could care less if we say merry chrristmas and could care less about kneeling.  I want our military out of third world country wars, our veterans and kids cared for, illegals sent home where they belong, and my neighbors able to go back to work.

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RedBaron616 greenskeeper carl Sat, 10/14/2017 - 20:51 Permalink

I am a long time supporter of Dr. Ron Paul as well, but I voted Constitution Party because I knew Trump to be a New York liberal. I quit voting GOP about 20 years or more ago. I got tired of all the lies and once they get in, nothing ever changes. There is really only ONE party in DC and that party wants lots of war, lots of spending, and lots of big government. At least find a third-party to vote for.

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junction gregga777 Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:31 Permalink

Does anyone else here notice how moronic and mean-spirited mamy of the comments here are?  You have to be on drugs to think Trump or anyone else can halt the slide to hell in a handbasket the world in going down, with war-deranged individuals in the millions pouring out from the Middle East, wrecking Europe now.  The West has run out of ready cash, the looters have emptied the cupboard.  Look at what is happening to Puerto Rico to see your potential future.  

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Escrava Isaura junction Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:49 Permalink

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Get this over your head, no nation can ever run out money. Especially the US. The problem with the dollars is that it’s a private money. The only way it comes into existence is by borrowing it.    

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Duc888 Escrava Isaura Sat, 10/14/2017 - 17:35 Permalink

  "no nation can ever run out money. Especially the US." Holy fucking fuck.  Or fuckity, fuck for fucks sake.  Are you stepping up to the plate to buy US debt?Stay tuned.Grab a Wheel barrow 'cause when Trumo comes back from his Asia tour and revalues.... ummm, you're gonna need a wheel barrow or pick up truck for the greenback.

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Duc888 junction Sat, 10/14/2017 - 17:30 Permalink

  Whining snowflakes here should actually read up on Trumps 7 point immigration plan.  It is one of the most well written pieces of legislature to come out in 40 years.  It corrects all past oversights and sets a wonderful structure for letting smart, skilled immigrants into USA while protecting American workers.  Totally comprehensive and covers / closes all loop holes.Who ever wrote it (doubtful it was TheDon) really knew their shit.

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RedBaron616 junction Sat, 10/14/2017 - 21:05 Permalink

He could pull the troops out of Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen with a stroke of a pen. I am so tired of everyone making excuses for the President. He could pull troops out of South Korea. Let THEM defend their OWN country. Not OUR problem. But Trump wants WW III with North Korea. And you certainly don't continue to sell all the best weapon systems to a dictatorship like Saudi Arabia. In fact, we shouldn't be arming ANYONE in the Middle East. Let someone else queue up the next Middle Eastern War.

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yvhmer RedBaron616 Sun, 10/15/2017 - 06:49 Permalink

I share your sentiment of frustration.I work as a member of a resident commission in an owners association. The association elects a board, an executive. The building we live in, is up for renovation. The costs will be running between 1 and 2 million.Over de past 5/6 years, the people who have been busy with this, have only kicked the cann down the road and did nothing. Because of this, members want to see action. Any action. Yet, most of.the member are reluctant to refusing to do anything on behalf of the association to which they are a member.But in order to be able to turn that ship around and rescue our investments, we first had to disable the group that was vehemently pro the most expensive solution and by this effectively were killing off any progress.. And we had to come up with a plan, that would not only provide for needed.maintenance.and renovation, but would also lower the tax burden,  if you will, the monthly contributions, to a level that would support the value of our apartments on the open market.I started with this strategy 2 years ago. We are almost there. Our plans are carried by the majority of.members, and those apposed have been completely discredited.Sometimes, it takes time.Question though is, what do you do to support the change you envision? 

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truthalwayswinsout Sat, 10/14/2017 - 16:17 Permalink

Between all of them, Trump/Bannon and all the rest, they are all crooked idiots. I say this because it is the simplest thing in the world to end immigration problems and to employ tens of millions. It takes just a few minutes to do it and they know it.You can end immigration in one afternoon. All you need to do is arrest employers who hire them and then simply make available a toll free line or website to verify people for employment. Immigration problems end when people cannot work. That alone would raise salaries for 60% of the workforce and make available 10 million plus full time jobs if not more.You can create an additional 10-15 million high tech jobs literally overnight and create a boom in the economy that makes the internet boom of the 90's look like a tiny wave at the kiddie pool. All you need to do is to take NASA public. You can raise $800 billion plus over ten years and use the money as venture capital to start 100's of companies to commercialize space. You would pay off the national debt in 15-20 years, create 10-15 million new jobs and save the environment at the same time.THAT IS ALL IT TAKES; JUST THOSE TWO THINGS AND YOU DO IT. BOTH OF THEM AND OTHERS HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF WHAT TO DO BUT THEY DON'T DO IT BECAUSE THEY TOO ARE CORRUPT AND IN IT FOR THEIR OWN PERSONAL GAINS.