Steve Bannon might not be part of the Trump administration anymore, but if his exit interview is any indication, whatever chaos exists inside the White House won’t go away any time soon.
In a statement to Washington Post, Bannon spoke about Trump’s efforts to reconcile his nationalist campaign promises with the priorities of moderate, traditional Republicans on Capitol Hill. Trump is still trying to get his legislative agenda underway, but a combination of repeated failures and political troubles like the aftermath of Charlottesville have become a hinderance to government cohesion.
Bannon blamed much of this discord on Republican leaders, telling WaPo that congressional figures will face the wrath of Trump’s base if they keep refusing to march behind the president.
“If the Republican Party on Capitol Hill gets behind the president on his plans and not theirs, it will all be sweetness and light, be one big happy family,” said Bannon. “No administration in history has been so divided among itself about the direction about where it should go.”
Shortly after he was ousted from the administration, Bannon said that populist wave Trump created will survive, but the presidency they fought for was “over.” Bannon has already been reinstated as the chief of Brietbart, and the outlet has promised war against Trump’s various political enemies.
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