Barely six months in office and the Trump experiment is exploding faster than a roadside IED. Trump’s complete and utter inability to govern and acts mildly presidential, combined with his penchant for surrounding himself with bigger immoral and inexperienced loonies than himself, has made for one epic recipe for disaster.
Case in point, Steve Bannon. Many DC insiders were shocked to see everyone’s least favorite drunken uncle take on a more muted role in the Trump White House, after looming large in the campaign and immediately after Trump’s improbable electoral college victory. But this administration is all about wannabe alpha males swinging their d*cks to get any attention at all.
“a limp-dick motherfucker who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation.”
He was referring to the think tank whose fiscal conservative policies the representative espouses. This is but one of many lovely gems that can be found in Devil’s Bargain, a new book by Bloomberg reporter Joshua Green that details White House chief strategist Bannon’s role in President Donald Trump’s political rise.
According to Green, this comment supposedly came during the spring of 2016, when it became increasingly possible that Trump would become the GOP presidential nominee, much to the shock of establishment Republicans. Ryan was among the names floated by mainstream Republicans to be the nominee should the convention had been contested.
“One fleetingly popular scenario to stop Trump from becoming the nominee was for GOP delegates to coalesce around a white-knight alternative at the party convention in July,” Green wrote, noting that Ryan had “emerged as the chattering-class favorite.”
According to Green, this move “sent Bannon into a panic of his own” and the then Breitbart chairman began “plotting an all-out war to stop Ryan, of whom he was both fearful and dismissive — sometimes within the same sentence.”
Bannon’s frustration with Ryan just shows how much the fringe conspiracy theorist deplores mainstream Republicans. After all, he devoted infinite amounts of web space to giving coverage to far-right conspiracy theories and denouncing the Republican Establishment. He’s less than prominent role in the Trump White House proves that Bannon’s far-right fantasies have a harder time becoming policy in the real world of executive governance.