Bannon said to call Kushner a ‘cuck’ and ‘globalist’ as tensions between them escalate

Top aides, who lead rival White House camps, reportedly fighting and clashing ‘non-stop,’ the Daily Beast reports


President-elect Donald Trump?s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, left, and Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of Donald Trump, listen to the President-elect's speech at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, December 15, 2016. (AFP/Don Emmert)

U.S. President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly called Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner a “cuck” and a “globalist,” two derogatory terms popular with the alt-right, the latter with anti-Semitic connotations. the two top aides, who belong to different camps in the White House, have been fighting and clashing “non-stop,” often in face-to-face confrontations.

One administration official said Bannon “recently vented to us about Jared being a ‘globalist’ and a ‘cuck’… He actually said ‘cuck,’ as in “cuckservative,’” a term often used on social media and generally online by the alt-right, a political movement, coined by white nationalist Richard Spencer, composed loosely of anti-establishment conservatives who also have white nationalists, extreme right ideologues, anti-Semites and some strident defenders of Israel within its ranks.

Bannon, a former executive chairman of the Breitbart News website, once said the media company was a “platform for the alt-right.”

Cuck, short for “cuckold” and/or “cuckservative” is an insult used by conservatives against opponents they deem weak or having “sold out.” Spencer once said the term is “a certain kind of contempt for mainstream conservatives.”

And “globalist” is also a term used by nationalists to attack opponents; when paired with “media,” it becomes an attack rooted in anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about Jews controlling the press, much like “international bankers” in these circles usually alludes to Jews controlling finances, banks and so on.

Bannon has been a self-described “nationalist,” especially in economic terms and has said he is in favor of bringing “everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

“There’s a big fight [going on],” one senior official told the Daily Beast. “It’s all about policy. There’s tension [between them] on trade, health care, immigration, taxes, [terrorism] — you name it.”

“Steve thinks Jared is worse than a Democrat, basically,” another official close to Bannon said, according to the report. “[Steve] has a very specific vision for what he believes, and what he shares [ideologically] with Trump. And he has for a long time now seen [Jared] as a major obstacle to achieving that.”

According to numerous reports in the American media, the rival aides lead two opposing camps in the White House; Bannon, along with chief of staff Reince Preibus and aide Stephen Miller head the “nationalist camp” — pushing the Muslim travel ban, the failed healthcare bill and so on — and Kushner who along with his wife Ivanka Trump, and chief economic adviser Gary Cohn lead the more “liberal,” New York camp, advocating moderation.

On Wednesday, Trump removed Bannon from the National Security Council, reversing an earlier, controversial decision to give Bannon access to the group’s high-level meetings, while Kushner has appeared to gain power and responsibilities. His wife Ivanka, Trump’s daughter, also recently took on an official role in the White House.

According to The New York Times reporting on Bannon’s demotion, “Bannon’s Svengali-style reputation has chafed on a president who sees himself as the West Wing’s only leading man,” and “several associates said the president had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit Mr. Bannon had received for setting the agenda — and Mr. Trump was not pleased by the ‘President Bannon’ puppet-master theme promoted by magazines, late-night talk shows and Twitter.”

Alec Baldwin, left, playing President Donald Trump in a 'Saturday Night Live' sketch that aired February 4, 2017. (Screenshot from YouTube)

Alec Baldwin, left, playing President Donald Trump in a ‘Saturday Night Live’ sketch that aired February 4, 2017. (Screenshot from YouTube)

In February, Saturday Night Live opened with a skit depicting Bannon as the “Grim Reaper” who was now really in charge of the White House, manipulating Alec Baldwin’s Trump to pick fights with world leaders and sow chaos. In the sketch, “Trump” calls “Bannon” Mr. President and when finishing up his calls, sits at a smaller desk and plays with children’s toys.

The skit, and others like it, are said to have infuriated Trump.

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  1. I read Drew Friedman’s article, about how it was working under Jared Kushner:

    While Friedman worked at Kushner’s New York Observer as its main illustrator, Jared was dismissive of him and, apparently, other such employees. Upon Drew’s first introduction to him, he said,

    “Hi Drew, I’d really like to talk to you, but there are many far more important people here for me to talk to right now.”
    — Jared Kushner, publisher of the New York Observer

    That sort of behavior makes me think the President’s son-in-law considers himself far too important, not just to his faithful, hard-working employees, but to everyone. As Jesus said,

    Matt. 25:
    [40] And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

    This is a true saying. A friend of mine, coincidentally a dealer in real estate, judged his potential clients by how they treated the desk secretary in the waiting room. He found that if he treated her gruffly, all the nice treatment he subsequently got from the client was phony baloney.

    Bannon, on the other hand, strikes me as genuine: What you see, is what you get. Unfortunately for us all, neither he, Priebus, Katie Walsh, Mike Flynn nor Stephen Miller are the President’s son-in-law; Jerk Kushner is. He is in such a privileged spot, I expect him to be President in 2021 — to the eventual ruin of our country.

    Steve Bannon is said to be a believer of the teaching put forth in the book, “The Four Turnings”, which I have just ordered from Amazon. The authors, who seem to be Evangelical Christians, have noted an 80-year cycle in US affairs, each with its four “seasons”. We are apparently about to enter a “winter” season, during which institutions collapse. WARNING: The book is Evangelical Christian, by the looks of the chart, and represents the messianic expectations of that group. Here’s the timeline:

    I became interested in the book, because before I read about Bannon, I had just completed a study of US Presidents. I noted that they, indeed, logically grouped into ~80-year cycles:

    Cycle I:
    1776-83 The War of Independence.
    1789: General of the Army, George Washington, becomes President

    Cycle 2:
    1861-65 The Civil War
    1869: General of the Army, Hiram Ulysses Grant, becomes President

    Cycle 3:
    1941-45 World War II (US involvement)
    1951: General of the Army, Dwight D. Eisenhower, becomes President

    and, for some time, I’ve been predicting a Cycle 4:
    ~2025-28 Final War, along with persecution of Jews and Christians
    ~2029: “General” of the Earth, Messiah

    Among those reading this post, I can almost guaranty they will find themselves in one of two categories:

    1. Globalist Optimists and “American Exceptionalists”, who see the world going from glory to glory, in a forever upward trend, and

    2. Messianics (Jewish, Christian and Secular), who see imminent catastrophe looming.

    Bannon is of the second class, who sees trouble coming and wants us to prepare for it; and Kushner seems to be of the first class, seeing endless profit ahead, a termiinal “Market Bull”.

    Donald Trump is also a “Bull”, having been discipled by Norman Vincent Peale’s “The Power of Positive Thinking”; so I am not surprized that he is drawn to his like-thinking son-in-law. When the latter supplants his retiring father-in-law in 2021, I expect Kushner to try to create “bullish” conditions, even if he has to warp reality to do it; and I expect his rule to end in disaster.

  2. xxx

    Your “study of American Presidents” can probably be found on the internet. It certainly is not original, I read something like that about 10 or 15 years ago.

    Your thoughts are your own, and can write what you want on this site, but it seems to me that you are relying completely on other writers whom you class as far smarter than you. Not a shock to me.

    But again, your classification of Kushner “seeing endless profits ahead” is a typical Anti-Semitic slurring description of a stereotype Jew. You should be ashamed.

    Your slavish reliance on the mostly imaginary writings of unknown Christian writers of 2000 years ago, which have caused such death and destruction to The Jewish People down through the ages right to this present day, are pointing to you as some sort of evangelistic Christian, and not a real Jew at all. Norman Peale was a Christian and minister and preacher, who wrote in a semi preaching form sometimes. I read him many years ago and couldn’t finish it.

    I for one do not like to see verses from a mostly false Christian Bible quoted so generously on these Jewish Blog pages as proof of the “Truth”. But there are times, I know, when Devout Christians (possibly psychiatrically induced) cannot prevent themselves from bursting out into some form of “Praise be the LORD and Saviour”, kind of dribble.

    By the way, the vast majority of Jews should NOT be included in your category of “Messianics”. because they do not believe such childish nonsense. There is no evidence, (except vague, ambiguous words of which meanings were either lost or never known) Biblical or otherwise to suggest that there is a future Moshiach, other than quotes of self-deluding Rabonim, crushed under centuries of despair, who had to find something hopeful to cling to. Like the fakery of preaching to the deathly sick and suffering that when they go to Heaven their situations will be suddenly reversed (also the 72 virgins in Paradise mishugas).

    My best suggestion to YOU is that you convert into a follower of NOSTRADAMUS, who used the 400 year cycle, which will lead your utterances far enough away from us and therefore, not be bothersome…

    By the way, would you have a good tip for the next large Lottery…… a number seen perhaps in a vision..?? Eh?

  3. If that story of how Kushner treated Drew Friedman is true I’m not surprised. Arrogance and superiority are part of the psyche of well to do Manhattan liberals. And a liberal he is otherwise how can you explain the friendship of wife Ivanka with Chelsea Clinton?

  4. Ivanka and Chelsea ran into each other in the powder room, while powdering their nose.

    As to the christian interpretation placed on end time things….. My Rabbi said, when he reads the Torah in one hand and the Newspaper in the other, all he see’s coming is a BLOOD Bath.

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