Bannon boycotted Trump’s meeting with ‘terrorist’ Abbas — report

Its obvious that Evanka and Jared are New York liberals and as such answer to their fellow travelers rather than the Trump base.

Extent of animosity between ousted strategist and president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is steadily emerging in US media reports

By Tamar Pileggi, TOI

Days after his ouster from the White House, the extent of the animosity between divisive strategist Steve Bannon and the president’s son-in-law Jared Kushner was steadily emerging in US media reports.

Bannon, a hero of the so-called “alt right” whose presence in the West Wing was controversial from the start, had become the nucleus of one of several competing power centers in a chaotic White House.

During his six-month tenure as Trump’s chief strategist, Bannon and Kushner had clashed on numerous policy issues, including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

According to a report in Variety magazine on Monday, Bannon had aggressively lobbied Trump to fulfill his campaign promise to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and pushed the president to adopt a tougher stance toward Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, moves Kushner opposed.

When Abbas met with Trump at the White House in May, Bannon boycotted the meeting in protest.

“I’m not going to breathe the same air as that terrorist,” he texted a friend at the time according to the magazine.

Another point of contention between Bannon and Kushner was Trump’s response to the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville earlier this month.

With Trump under fire for insisting anti-racism protesters were equally to blame for violence at a weekend rally of neo-Nazis and white supremacists, the president faced renewed pressure to let Bannon go.

Bannon was the only West Wing staffer to publicly back Trump’s response, while Jared and Ivanka disagreed with his tepid reaction to the racially charged violence.

Hours after he was fired, Bannon returned to his previous job as editor of the ultra-conservative Breitbart News, where he declared war on Ivanka Trump, Kushner and fellow “globalist” Gary Cohn.

“He wants to beat their ideas into submission,” Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow told Variety. “Steve has a lot of things up his sleeve.”

The following day, Breitbart’s leading story alleged Ivanka and her husband helped push Bannon out of the White House because “his far-right views clashed with their Jewish faith.”

Breitbart based the story on a Daily Mail report that cited anonymous “Washington sources.”

“Jared and Ivanka helped push him out. They were concerned about how they were being viewed by the Jewish community,” The Mail reported on Sunday.

On Monday, the White House denied the story to Breitbart, calling it “totally false.”

Bannon’s departure capped one of the most chaotic weeks for the administration, a nod to members of Trump’s government and his Republican Party who have grown increasingly frustrated with the anti-establishment firebrand.

It remains to be seen what role the serial provocateur will continue to play from outside the White House, but Bannon himself vowed to keep pushing Trump’s right-wing agenda, as he returned to Breitbart.

“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America,” Bannon said in an interview within hours of leaving the White House.

Trump welcomed Bannon’s return to Breitbart in a second tweet, predicting: “Steve Bannon will be a tough and smart new voice at @BreitbartNews… maybe even better than ever before. Fake News needs the competition!”

August 21, 2017 | 2 Comments »

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  1. It should have been obvious to everyone that in a conflict of the Trump kids and anyone else the kids will come out on top. Blood is thicker than good sense and good advice. Bannon went as far as he could but he did not help himself by not bringing in loyal trump and Bannon supporters to back him up and protect his back he foolishly relied on Trump to protect him and lost. Trump demands loyalty but never gives his loyalty-to those he helped and supported him. Everybody is expendable and can be discarded when no longer needed.

    Bannon will bring Trump down but not yet as long as he is solid with the base he won’t attack Trump frontally but go after those around Trump and be critical of policy when he goes off track… If Trump weakens with the base Bannon will give him his last rights.

    Bannon has secured deep pocket Mercer billions at his disposal to affect his future plans. Among them a TV network to the right of Fox News maybe a deal with Sinclair media??? That will project his influence many levels above Breitbart. and make or break contenders in future elections.

  2. Ivanka and Kushner may be representative of 75% of the Jewish community in this country but unfortunately their hearts still belong to the Democratic/Socialist/Progressives who helped put Obama in office and were trying to do the same for Hillary. Ivanka and Kushner should be gone from the WH not Bannon who is a better friend of Israel then those two Jews.