Donald Trump Blasts "Sloppy Steve" Bannon As Feud Escalates

Just before midnight on Thursday, as residents of the battered eastern US were heading to bad after a long day of coping with the bomb cyclone, President Donald Trump was awake and apparently still fuming over the excerpts from Michael Wolff's "Fire And Fury: Inside Trump's White House".

And as Trump often does when he's frustrated, he decided to coin a new nickname for his erstwhile adviser and political ally, Steve Bannon - the source of many of the book's most jaw-dropping claims. Playing on Bannon's famously unkempt appearance, Trump labeled the Breitbart News chief "Sloppy Steve."

 

 

Trump's lawyers  slapped Bannon with a cease & desist letter on Wednesday. Shortly afterward, Trump pointed out Bannon's declaration on Breitbart radio the night before, where the anti-establishment Republican called the president "a great man" and said he still supported him.

 

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"Looks like he's changed his tune," Trump told the reporters. Trump's legal team is also racing to stop the publication of Wolff's new book, which was moved ahead to Friday and is reportedly already selling out at many book stores. Wolff cheekily thanked the president for what is probably the greatest marketing push an author could ask for ("buy the book the White House doesn't want you to read!")

Twitter unsurprisingly embraced Trump's latest nickname:

 

 

Meanwhile, Bannon's former political allies are rapidly trying to distance themselves from the renegade pol. The New York Times reported that the Mercer family has publicly denounced Bannon after being infuriated by the claim, included in the book, that they would back him if he decided to run for president in 2020.

CNN  reported that there's been "a hard push" to convince Breitbart CEO Larry Solov and Susie Breitbart to fire Bannon.

That's quite the fall from just a year ago when, shortly after the inauguration, Trump granted Bannon's request to be included on the National Security Council.

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Davidduke2000 Give_me_liberty_or Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:34 Permalink

he fired all the people who helped him get the presidency even though he was a hated disgusting man, Steve saved him after the pussygrabgate where his numbers went down in the low 30's.

instead of saying "grown men get different opinions with time and Steve chose a different direction than mine ,  I wish him well" trump went into the gutter and is sinking in the quicksand.

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fx Giant Meteor Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:11 Permalink

Bannon actually didn't. But even if, of course, that kin d of thing is only allowed for Agent Orange.

Everybody, even the most die-hard Trump fans know that jared and Ivanka are like poisoness vipers and should be sent as far away from D.C. as possible.

Trump is finished. he has started to alienate core parts of his base by claiming that the people who Bannon helped mobilize didn't matter for his victory anyway.

The orange clown still hasn't understood that his entire presidency was won thanks to a couple hundredthousand voters in the midwest.

I am finished with this idiot in the WH., once and for all. Didn't expect much, but just hoped for some small positives. NOTHING ever happened in that direction. Trump now dances entirely  to the tune of The Zionist scum, the neocons and the bankster friends of him. The morons who still don't want to admit how they have been played by trump will of course talk about 5d-chess or 12d-chess and that. Of a guy who can barely read more than a page covering a complex subject at once

I will be glad when this farce will be over in 3 years.

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Giant Meteor fx Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:23 Permalink

"I will be glad when this farce will be over in 3 years."

Praise be, an optimist!

If only it were that simple.

With each successive asshat, installed to cover the multitude of systemic sins of the debt money , faith by various groups, that their man will clean up the mess, that grows exponentially, picking up steam like a run away freight train headed head long to the cliff of eventual consequences ..

No, it won't be over in three, nor thirteen, nor twenty ..

 

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richCat fx Fri, 01/05/2018 - 10:45 Permalink

..like poisonous vipers in a flap....Comey was getting close, too close. Someone/body has something to hide, this time little hope of washing the scent off as the hunt gets underway. The Clinton and Lewinsky scandal was a good example of the president using every legal trick under the bonnet. Expect the same show here.

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flapdoodle Give_me_liberty_or Fri, 01/05/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

Exactamundo. This is all farce. What I wonder about - this book is carrying a payload of some sort, e.g. a meme/message that is meant to get out there. Surely not in the "top 20 sordid details" that were published, but who knows?

I think Trump/Bannon are still thick as thieves and Sloppy Steve is on a secret mission from the orangeheaded cheeseburger fan. Note that farce is WHAT TRUMP DOES. He is a master of it and doesn't care what his image is among most people. At the risk of being a bit too obscure, Trump is playing the Andy Kaufman's Tony Clifton persona. If you understand that, you will understand Donald Trump IMHO.

So far, no war. Life is good.

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wren aliens is here Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:56 Permalink

It doesn't matter if Steve put him in office or not. What will be reflected is how many Trump supporters respect Steve and how many of those won't show up to the polls.

I haven't seen shit in the way of the opiate epidemic. Kelly Conway was supposed to tackle that, but have they gone after the drug dealers / pharmaceutical companies? Have I heard about any big busts on the US / Mexico border? Have I heard of any cargo ships being seized for shipping opium into our ports?

And on the note of the swamp... A HELL of a LOT of people have committed crimes in DC, that's obvious. Do we need proof? We have the proof! It's all on film, people lying to Congress. But yet, zero charges. We keep getting promises that charges are being filed. ZH headlines keep saying it's gonna happen. Today's ZH push is Comey turning over classified information. Great headline, now what will be done about it? Absolutely ZERO!

I'm not seeing results. At least not results for promises that guided my vote.

We'll see if he gets his shit together before the next election. I hope he does. I won't hold my breath...

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aurum4040 shizzledizzle Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:37 Permalink

Aliens post is spot on...To remind you, Bannon called Trump Jrs meeting treasonous which is well beyond a metaphoric shitting especially considering the Russia gate environment. Treasonous? Whats treasonous is the fact that HRC et al are not rotting in Gitmo. And Bannon still supports Trump? And his treasonous family? What a fucking joke. 

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wmbz Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:08 Permalink

Reading excerpts from the fag, Wolff's book reminds me of the tabloid tripe you would read while standing in the check out line in a grocery store.  Of course if you look who he does write for, that explains it all.

As for Bannon he sounds to me like a scorned, pissed off old drunk, has been looking for attention. Any attention, good or bad.