Steve Bannon is not going anywhere!
When Steve Bannon stepped away from his seat at the National Security Council the media went berserk. Headlines, including conservative headlines, were abuzz with the gossip! “Steve Bannon out!” “A Major Shakeup! “Steve Bannon Loses His Seat at the National Security Council!”
It’s true that a lot of people only read headlines nowadays. But if someone took the time to read the whole story, it was no biggie. It was a temporary position anyway.
Exaggerated headlines didn’t stop there. They were followed up by others claiming that he threatened to quit after being demoted!
Bannon tore the media a new one. “It’s a total LIE!”
Daily Mall UK reports,
President Donald Trump‘s chief strategist Steve Bannon denied on Thursday that he considered quitting his White House job following his removal from a key National Security Council committee.
It’s a ‘total lie,’ Bannon said, pushed by ‘Democrats getting crushed on policy.’
It was the first, but not the last, smack in the face for “journalists.”
Triple bitch slap…
One for the Media, one for the Dems and one for Susan Rice.
He said that Susan Rice operationalized the NSC for Obama-he was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized!
LOL. What a perfect week to drive home Susan Rice’s role in Obamagate!
Washington Times reports,
White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon said Wednesday he was removed from a permanent seat on the National Security Council because it was no longer in danger of being “operationalized” for non-security purposes, as he asserted was the case under former Obama national security adviser Susan E. Rice.
Mr. Bannon, who was taken off the NSC by President Trump, said new national security adviser H.R. McMaster “has returned the NSC to its proper function.”
“Susan Rice operationalized the NSC during the last administration,” Mr. Bannon said in a statement. “I was put on to ensure that it was de-operationalized.”
…White House officials say Mr. Bannon will still be able to attend NSC meetings — he reportedly had attended only one — and that the move doesn’t change his status as one of the president’s most influential advisers.
Naturally Bannon-hating, Trump-hating Democrats were all over it.
Dems took the opportunity to making a big ol’ stink. Like that he should have never been on the committee in the first place, blah blah blah.
Rep. Elijah Cummings actually made the leap that the move indicated devious activity regarding Nunes. Citing that, as well as other “concerns, he said, “We need to know what in the world is going on.”
LOL Maybe “what’s going on” is that his job was done.
The Trump administration does not embrace fiscal waste.
But as career Swampmonsters they simply cannot grasp the idea that when a consultant has finished the job, they move on.
What are your thoughts? Did you fall for the Bannon hype? Comment below!