Former Trump Campaign Manager, Former chairman of Breitbart News, and self-proclaimed “Leninist”, Steve Bannon was removed from his post as President Trump’s National Security Adviser. The narrative that is currently being peddled by the Trump and Bannon apologists’ is that Bannon was actually appointed to restructure the NSC.
“Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration, so I was put on NSC to ensure it was ‘de-operationalized’. General McMaster has NSC back to proper function” stated Steve Bannon.
Because that’s typically why an adviser would resign from a position with the White House within the first 100 days…
A filing on Tuesday in the Federal Register did not list Bannon as a regular attendee of NSC “principals committee” meetings, as he previously was. The change adds Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, back to the committee. It also adds Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who controls the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
White House officials said that Steven Bannon, the ideologist who enjoyed the president’s confidence became increasingly embattled as other advisers, including Mr. Trump’s daughter and son-in-law, complained about setbacks on health care and immigration. Lately, Mr. Bannon has been conspicuously absent from some meetings. And now he has lost his seat at the national security table.
Erick Erickson’s tweet seems to possibly elude to some insight into Bannon’s rift with Trump’s Son-In-Law, Jared Kushner, without naming Bannon outright:
A very reliable conservative friend tells me that @jaredkushner and Adam Cohn are actually the ones sticking up for the conservatives.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 6, 2017
In the NY Times article, it seems that Bannon was having issues with Kushner and Ivanka. Both of whom side with many Democrat party positions, which is anathema to Bannon’s stances. But Erickson’s tweet could shed some light into the recent threats by the Trump Administration with the House Freedom Caucus. Bannon, a Self-Proclaimed “Economic Nationalist”, doesn’t care for Conservatives, while also saying he’s against the “establishment”. Bannon may have played a part in threatening to Primary Conservatives in 2018.
With the clock running out on health care, White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon had a meeting with members of the House Freedom Caucus for a meeting last week. It did not go well. Axios reported that there was a “dictatorial” tone from Bannon, who reportedly said, “Guys, look. This is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.”
With a cabinet still completely bare and “swamp drainers” who can’t seem to find a way to root themselves in their positions within the White House, it appears as though the establishment is making tremendous inroads at a greater rate.