The newly appointed Counselor to the President-designate, Steve Bannon, turned on his boss, President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday. The revolt came shortly after Spokesperson Kellyanne Conway announced on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump would not fulfill his campaign promise to jail Hillary Clinton over her private email server.
According to Politico, “Breitbart News, the alt-right news organization formerly run by Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist, headlined the lead story on its home page “BROKEN PROMISE.”
For Bannon to turn on Trump so quickly over campaign trail promises raises serious questions about who is in charge, and who is really going to govern after Inauguration Day in January?
If Trump is going to be publicly slammed by a member of his staff every time he changes his mind, or makes a decision Bannon doesn’t agree with, America is in for more than a rough ride. The Trump administration could end up looking like a very bad reality TV show with the fate of the planet hanging in the balance.
On the surface, it looks like Bannon is reaching for the power of elected office without bothering to put his name on the ballot, and using his ties to Breitbart to flex his muscle on the internet with the rambunctious alt-right crowd.
This should be seen as a disturbing and dangerous warning sign. If things don’t change quickly, the Trump White House appears destined to be constantly embroiled in turmoil, in-fighting, and power struggles played out in public view. That could lead to a lot of thing, but making anything “great” is not likely to be among them.
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