President Bannon: The Great Manipulator
The Great Manipulator
He’s an avowed racist and white supremacist. He’s also Donald Trump’s top adviser inside The White House. Now, there are whispers that Steve Bannon is actually PRESIDENT Bannon, and Donald Trump is merely a figurehead puppet who does whatever he’s told to do. Could it be?
Granted, plenty of US presidents have had prominent political advisers by their side who were suspected of quietly concocting their pet policies within the catacombs of The White House. Bill Clinton had Dick Morris. George W. Bush had Karl Rove and Dick Cheney. However, there has never been anyone in modern politics more obsessed with power than Steve Bannon — AKA President Bannon.
President Bannon is reportedly responsible for the controversial Muslim ban a week ago. President Bannon is also responsible for the firing of career employees inside the State Department, effectively removing a reputable checks and balances system inside the executive branch.
However, it’s a slippery and slimy move recently done on the DL that has everyone talking.
President Bannon persuaded Trump to sign an executive order to remove the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the director of national intelligence from the National Security Council in favor of: HIM. This means that in spite of Bannon having NO military experience and NO foreign policy experience, he now controls the powerful NSC — which provides him (among other things) full authority to order the assassination of ANY American or non-American he believes to be a threat to national security.
Now THAT’S power!
Traditionally, the NSC never permits political appointees, so as to prevent a member from making political moves under the guise of national security. However, that is exactly what President Bannon has done. In fact, he has not only positioned himself as a political Svengali but as the de facto president, too.
Donald Trump may hold the title, but Steve Bannon holds the power. While Trump doesn’t bother himself with reading security reports or attending security briefings, Bannon does. He is Stalin and Lenin combined. His aim is to create a White Nationalist State. He publicly promised to go to Washington to burn the government down, and within only 2 weeks in power, he is well on his way to keeping his word.
Bannon has positioned himself, along with first son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as Trump’s most trusted aide. In a relatively short amount of time, he has successfully shut out those voices that might offer alternative views and has even eclipsed the national security adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. In short, he is the true puppet-master, while Trump is merely the marionette at the end of the strings.
Well, the general public has since taken notice and have created the hashtag #PresidentBannon all across social media. They’re even starting to send postcards to The White House addressed to “President Bannon” in the hopes of angering the thin-skinned Trump into firing him.
#PresidentBannon #PostcardsToBannon will be in the mail tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/JfAh6Le309
— Jane Padilla (@jmpadilla50) February 7, 2017
Remember to remind President Bannon of what a terrific job he’s doing. #PostcardsToBannon pic.twitter.com/ADOPinPC1H
— Phil, Conquistadork (@ElConquistadork) February 7, 2017
I teach composition and use fake news articles, including his, as examples of shit writing in class. I didn’t even lie! #PostcardsToBannon pic.twitter.com/SzEaLK2mqP
— Literature Lady (@Literature_Lady) February 7, 2017
I’m in ↓: “Maybe postcards to WH addressed to ‘President Bannon’ would be the best way to get Bannon fired.” @cwardell@justinhendrix pic.twitter.com/UFtQPY0vjU
— Dean Pomerleau (@deanpomerleau) February 6, 2017
President Bannon is hell-bent on returning white Christian supremacy to America. His Muslim ban and his Mexican wall are only the beginning of what’s in store. Just wait until he goes after the LGBT and pro-choice communities — then starts picking Supreme Court nominees to back up his agenda.
Should Donald Trump be concerned? Or is President Bannon already fully in control?