Trump Jr. And Newt Gingrich Unleash On "Backstabbing, Harassing, Leaking, Lying, Opportunist" Bannon

In the course of less than a day, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon has gone from simply "former Trump strategist" to "radioactive backstabber," after The Guardian reported that Bannon, in Michael Wolff's new book "Fire and Fury, called a June 2016 meeting at Trump tower involving Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya "treasonous" and "unpatriotic."

"Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad shit, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately."

In response, President Trump issued a four-paragraph scorching reply, saying Bannon had "lost his mind." Donald Trump Jr. also responded, calling his father's former chief strategist "backstabbing, harassing, leaking, lying & undermining the President," adding "Steve is not a strategist, he is an opportunist.


Newt Gingrich chimed in on Fox News, telling Neil Cavuto, "I think that Bannon thinks he's extraordinarily important. But the fact is, Trump had won the nomination without Bannon. Trump would have won the presidency without Bannon. And Trump has governed without Bannon."

So I think there's an exaggerated sense of who Steve is. And I think, remember, this is a guy who got fired. So you have a guy who has been fired who is trying to claim a bunch of things, which he apparently did not claim at the time.

And I think you have to just say, you know, it's noise. It has nothing to do with -- the things that matter to America and the things that matter to the American people have no relationship to the kind of noise that we're going to spend all day today with.

And luckily for the president, he's really come to distinguish between the things that matter and the things that don't. The meeting this weekend at Camp David matters with the Republican leadership. Steve Bannon saying a bunch of junk doesn't really matter in the long run. It will disappear. -Newt Gingrich


Trump Jr. also replied to a tweet by conservative pundit Bill Mitchell, which quotes a portion of Bannon's book, reading: 

"On Election Night, when the unexpected trend , Trump might actually win, seemed confirmed, Don Jr. told a friend that his father, or DJT, as he calls him, looked as if he had seen a ghost. Melania was in tears—and not of joy."

Trump Jr. responded: "Another good one. Anyone who knows me or follows me knows that's about as far from something I would say or how I speak as possible... What a joke."

And earlier in the day, Trump Jr. tweeted "Andrew Breitbart would be ashamed of the division and lies Steve Bannon is spreading!," after tweeting "Wow, just looked at the comments section on Breitbart. Wow. When Bannon has lost Breitbart, he's left with . . . umm, nothing." 


Trump Jr. also poked fun at Bannon's support of Roy Moore, who lost the special election last month to replace Attorney General Jeff Sessions' vacant Senate seat.

Several other tweets received Trump Jr. retweets throughout the day, including: 

And now, it appears as though Bannon may have lost any hope of cobbling together political capital. As US News reports; 

Despite his blatant miscalculation and the animosity he stirred among traditional Republicans, Bannon's enduring influence was that he purportedly had a direct line to Trump – the White House confirmed they spoke by phone last month – and could help mold the president's thoughts on policy and political strategy.

Now, that line appears lacerated.

"Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look," Trump said in the statement. "Steve doesn't represent my base – he's only in it for himself."

The extraordinary breakup between the two larger-than-life comrades led to immediate fallout across the Republican Party. GOP leadership rejoiced at Bannon's fall from grace, with allies of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reveling in and sharing the president's takedown.

Bannon's split from the Trumps puts wealthy GOP donor Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah Mercer in an awkward spot - as the financier have financially supported Breitbart, while also supporting President Trump and his GOP causes. Mercer announced in November that he was selling his stake in his company to his daughters - while at the time, making it clear that while he occasionally discusses politics with Bannon, he's not always aligned with him. 

And as Trump Jr. said earlier today - when Bannon has lost Breitbart, "he's left with ... ummm, nothing.

In September, Bannon appeared on 60 minutes where heb called himself a "street fighter" and "declared war on the GOP" for trying to "nullify the election." Bannon also said that the Trump administration made the "original sin" of embracing the establishment. "I mean, we totally embraced the establishment ... Because ya had to staff a government." 

Bannon also said he was going to be Trump's "wing man outside for the entire time, to protect [Trump] and to "make sure his enemies know that there's no free shot on goal." 

Well - it looks like Bannon just took a shot on his own goal, and will be cast into radioactive irrelevancy for time immemorial. 





BobEore auricle Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:59 Permalink

he he heh...

as the wheels not only FALL ... off a TRUMPTARDIANMOBILE careening outta control...

but the debris from the demolition of the MAGA dystopia flies all around...

hitting tired and dis-spirted poets/long-nosed fictionalists/and the rest of the ghoulish gang here...

in the ass, in the crown, and all over...

“This is all about money laundering. Mueller chose [senior prosecutor Andrew] Weissmann first and he is a money-laundering guy. Their path to fucking Trump goes right through Paul Manafort, Don Jr and Jared Kushner … It’s as plain as a hair on your face.”


tis indeed... ALL OVER... for them... their pathetic orange haired hero... and the back stabbin banano as well...

as the 'hairy faced' harlots of the alt-0-rights sinking ship o fools fall to biting and kicking each other... too dumb to even jump n swim to safety!

Bobees predictive accuracy scorecard: 99.9%

Tards predictive scorecard: less than zero%

and cue: even moar pathetic scraggly beard muttering from behind the floorboards!







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GUS100CORRINA BobEore Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:55 Permalink

Trump Jr. And Newt Gingrich Unleash On "Backstabbing, Harassing, Leaking, Lying, Opportunist" Bannon


Maybe we have all lost our minds.

I believe in my heart that President TRUMP is America's Nineveh moment. For the LAST 24 years, we have  had POTUS office holders who should all be SHOT for TREASON.

Steve Bannon should seriously think about the consequences of his actions.


I think it is time for a MARKET CRASH to bring people to their senses.

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overbet GUS100CORRINA Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:09 Permalink

I personally wouldn't have voted or donated to Trump without Bannons support. Trump was the eh fuck it candidate. Bannon being his guy showed me he may have corresponding beliefs if Bannon liked him that spoke volumes to much of his base. Trump was a dem reality TV guy with nothing solid behind him except Bannons support back then. His entire appeal was just not Hillary. We know what Bannon stands for trump not so much

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fockewulf190 GUS100CORRINA Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:11 Permalink

Bannon left the WH with a small stack of political capital.  He gained a few more chips after being portrayed on national TeeVee, and got a big ego boost.  He went all in down in Alabama, playing all his political chips thinking he could easily double his stack, and he lost his ass instead.  What ensued was the destruction of said ego and, formulated by a two bottle of schnapps revenge idea, he goes Omarosa rouge, gets back into the media cycle to push a leaked book and collect a last paycheck.    

Political poker is a shitty game, especially when you lose.

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Boxed Merlot GUS100CORRINA Thu, 01/04/2018 - 15:37 Permalink

...TRUMP is America's Nineveh moment....

Perhaps a bit too melodramatic. This "report" is from an "opposition" author taken comments from a now disemployed Trump sider, who himself has a stake in the game. Evidently Mr. Bannon claims the quotes are out of context, but we'll see what time will do.

In the mean time, it sure had the effect of smoking out Newt and his cronies.

As for the "Republic", if this is truth, then let it ride. If Mr. Trump's son in law is busy cobbling some secret agreement between nation states like Mr. Nixon had going on just before Watergate as we only now, 40 years later finding out, and the Nation has survived, well, there may be bigger fish to fry.

The nation is big enough to take truth, it was designed to.


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wcole225 BobEore Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:33 Permalink

The amazing thing is that Trump kicks your ass around every corner, time after time, confounding every single one of your "it's over" moments, yet you maintain hope. If nothing else your mental retardation allows you to see things that don't exist and then allows you to move on to the next delusion without shitting your pants. Bravo you dim witted dumbass. May 2018 prove to be as fruitful for you as 2017. Haha. 

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BobEore wcole225 Thu, 01/04/2018 - 02:31 Permalink

Have a single one of my predictions since November of last year NOT come to pass moron? Have my analyses of BANNON/trump/FLYNN and the rest of the rats' nest proven faulty in any manner?

I put my money where my mouth was chump... and for months weathered the storm of verbal dysentery spewed from the orifices of trash jus like you... with the studied aplomb of one who knows the time will come...

to watch crow pile up in front of those who cackled so long n so loud.

You got a LOOOOOOOOOOOG way to go to makin a dent in that buffet in front o ya chumly... and no time a tall for more small talk - shut up n chew loser tard... times' a wastin!

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Internet-is-Beast BobEore Thu, 01/04/2018 - 05:37 Permalink

Did they just eliminate the lead article on Iran on which you had commented and included a reference to SuaveBel, to which I replied? I can't see it anywhere, but I may certainly be mistaken since I have been reviewing a lot of articles on ZH. Since they eliminated being able to refer back to the article in which comments are made, I don't know where this comment will land. I've been reviewing all your recent comments.

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Scanderbeg auricle Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:14 Permalink

Bullshit. This country is evenly divided. No real conservative would ever support Clinton nor would most Democrats ever support someone like Trump.  Believing that Bannon was the deciding factor is as ridiculous as thinking that Russian FB Ads made the difference.

Given the choice Trump was preferable to Clinton for most white voters. It's really as simple as that and Bannon massively overestimates his own and BB's importance.

He singlehandedly managed to lose a locked Republican senate race so he's more of a liability at this point if anything.

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Mzhen auricle Wed, 01/03/2018 - 23:19 Permalink

President Trump has responded in the past to Steve Bannon's boasts, and said that he was, indeed, his own chief strategist.  Trump won the nomination while Bannon was still at Breitbart, which was supporting the Mercer's choice -- Ted Cruz.  So the America First strategy -- that was Trump's.  Mercer had a problem with the government for owing back taxes.  He wanted a seat at the table and sent Kellyanne and Bannon to the campaign after Manafort had been fired.  Kellyanne earned her keep.  Who knows what Bannon did.

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BobEore Jim in MN Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:09 Permalink

Hey Jim! Doncha remember the obnoxiously repetitive subheader posted here throughout last winter/spring....



the plethora of propaganda which pressured the zheeple to pin their (fading) hopium balloons upon the BREITBART guy with the closest ties to Sreal-firstin/Merika-fistin billionaires?

Which more level-header commenters described succinctly and accurately at that time as "the WAR ON YU! /???????

twas all tru. But...

truth, tis said... is the first casualty of war.

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Giant Meteor Bay of Pigs Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:44 Permalink

Speaking of quotes ... I dug these oldies up, by Newt on a toot, star date 112016.7

The ever helpful Newt apparently had once and for all dismissed accusations that Donald Trump's senior counsellor Steve Bannon was associated with anti-Semitism and the alt-right due to the fact he had in the past worked as “a managing partner at Goldman Sachs” and as “a Hollywood movie producer”

I don't care what anybody says, that was some funny, funny shit ..

Pure comedy gold .. in  a Shakesperean, Rasputiny kind of way ..


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gatorengineer Stan522 Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:25 Permalink

The only point is to fragment the base.......  I think Bannon will walk away with the larger share, as Trump has NOT delivered, to the middle class white man that elected him.  Endless war, endless immigration, endless swamp, endless H1Bs, electric car subsidies and global warming statements are still coming out of Washington

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Green2Delta Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:20 Permalink

At least CNN has something to talk about for the next week or so. For me though this doesn't matter at all. These days I pretty much stick to bitching about the Federal Reserve, CIA and NSA. I figure if those 3 things were to be taken care of other important shit would fall in line. 

Peak Finance Wed, 01/03/2018 - 21:27 Permalink

Clearly Fake News

Bannon denied everything, and it's obviously fake news. Don't know why that fact has not been widely reported, he issued denials HOURS ago at this point.  I mean who you gonna believe, Bannon or some jew at USA Today? 

Anyway, if Bannon is going to run and support full-on nazis like that Nehlen dude, it's good to have distance between him and Trump anyway. 

Blankone Peak Finance Wed, 01/03/2018 - 22:56 Permalink

Well, that makes in confusing. Is Bannon covering for something he did say, is it totally out of context, is it a complete lie. Bannon should give move background or info.. If something was said in anger and taken out of context Bannon should clarify the circumstances and give the context.

Just the same, Trump should have (maybe he did) contacted Bannon's camp prior to blasting at Bannon. Or maybe Trump wants to sink Bannon and this was an opportunity.

Your link looks legit. Confusing to me.

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