President Trump: I was winning before I knew Steve Bannon [VIDEO]
President Trump added lumber to the rumor mill.
In my opinion, the clocks ticks fast on Steve Bannon’s tenure with Donald Trump.
According to the New York Post,
Washington’s rumor mill is working overtime on the fate of aide Steve Bannon, who is said to be at the center of the rampant White House in-fighting. When I asked the President Tuesday afternoon if he still has confidence in Bannon, who took over the campaign in mid-August, I did not get a definitive yes.
“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” Trump said. “I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary.”
He ended by saying, “Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.”
One adjustment the media and DC politicos need to make is that President Trump will make many changes to his staff. And not because of scandals, like Obama.
Generally speaking, people hide out in Washington. Look at Obama’s staff, and you understand what I mean.
Career politicians fight hard to get to the “bigs”. DC represents the Big League, and once you get there, you look for a place to hide and rake in the cash.
We chronicled one of the most inept politicians in history, namely Susan Rice. She entered DC worth $20 million and left DC worth over $50 million. That’s certainly Guinness consideration for the most money paid for incompetence.
However, things are different with Trump. He is a businessman, and there is no hiding in assigned jobs or tasks. Either succeed or he will find somebody who will.
DC is not used to this type of accountability. They see changes in Trump’s administration as disruption; bad news. Quite the contrary.
As for Bannon, he is no sage. He took over for one of the most insightful Conservatives on the planet, Andrew Breitbart. However, Bannon is no Breitbart.
I’m sure Bannon is a talented man. Certainly, there was a reason for Trump to put him in the inner circle initially. Nevertheless, getting in is usually a lot more difficult than staying in, especially with over-achievers like Trump. Either you achieve or find another job.
Should we trust the media when they describe the “infighting” in the Trump administration? Of course not. What we witness with Trump is how DC should work. Like the business of the people. Only the strong and competent survive.