Ben Shapiro, the conservative writer and former editor-at-large at Breitbart, appeared on MSNBC to give some insights into the firing of Steve Bannon and reports the White House chief strategist is set to return to the rightwing website he once chaired.
After writing in a piece for The Daily Wire that Bannon is “preparing for the possibility of war with Trump,” Shapiro said on MSNBC that the chief strategist had become marginalized in the White House, and that his behavior in the past week shows Bannon knew he was on the way out.
Shapiro argued that Bannon’s return to Breitbart shows that battle lines are being drawn between establishment officials in the White House and those who believe “Bannon was ousted because the globalists took control of the Trump administration.”
“That Trump has betrayed his base, and that Bannon is the actual real leader of the populist, nationalist alt-right movement,” Shapiro continued. “Bannon is a super ambitious, deeply vengeful guy.”
Shapiro went on to claim that Bannon will try to seize control of “the movement” from Trump, and will use his pulpit at Breitbart to keep the administration in line.
“He’s put himself in a pretty good position to be a significant thorn in Trump’s side,” Shapiro said.
Shapiro also claimed that it’s unlikely Bannon’s departure will have a concrete effect on the administration’s policy, as Trump has not accomplished much of his nationalist agenda: “His talk has been Bannon’s talk, but his walk has been Gary Cohn walk.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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