“Bannon the Barbarian” has been spending a lot of time talking to reporters since being fired by President Donald Trump on Friday. During an interview with Bloomberg, his first after being relieved of his duties as Trump’s chief strategist and returning to his former leadership role at Breitbart, Bannon claimed that he was going ‘to war’ for Trump, and that he would marshal the resources of Breitbart, the Government Accountability Institute and the power and rage of Trump’s base against any establishment Republicans and Democrats who stand in the way of the president’s nationalist agenda.
He repeated his warnings against establishment Republicans during an interview with The Washington Post on Saturday, saying that the president’s enemies in Congress should either fall in line or risk being targeted.
‘In an interview in Washington on Saturday, Bannon warned Republican leaders to enthusiastically support Trump’s priorities on taxes, trade and funding a massive border wall – or risk the wrath of the president’s base, including Breitbart, to which Bannon returned Friday as executive chairman.’
If Republicans enthusiastically support Trump’s priorities on taxes, trade and funding a massive border wall, everything will be ‘sweetness and light,’ Bannon said. However, he doesn’t expect moderates to capitulate so easily.
‘’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,’ Bannon said. But Bannon added with a smile that he does not expect ‘sweetness’ anytime soon – and described the turbulent political moment in the Republican Party and the country as a necessary battle over Trump’s priorities.’
This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 20, 2017.