After being ousted from the Trump administration on Friday, former senior advisor Steve Bannon proclaimed that the Trump presidency has ended. He also asserted that he is preparing to fight against Republicans and other policies that he does not support.
“I feel jacked up,” Bannon exclaimed during an interview with the Weekly Standard. “Now I’m free. I’ve got my hands back on my weapons. Someone said, ‘it’s Bannon the Barbarian.’ I am definitely going to crush the opposition. There’s no doubt.”
It was later revealed that Bannon would take back his job at Breitbart News that he left in order to work in the White Hosue.
“I built a f***ing machine at Breitbart. And now I’m about to go back, knowing what I know, and we’re about to rev that machine up. And rev it up we will do,” he said.
Bannon asserted that the Trump presidency is “over” after his dismissal, noting the break from his populist and nationalist policies.
“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” he contended. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
Bannon faulted the Republican establishment for straying away from the agenda with which Trump campaigned.
“It’s the Republican establishment,” he argued. “The Republican establishment has no interest in Trump’s success on this. They’re not populists, they’re not nationalists, they had no interest in his program. Zero. It was a half-hearted attempt at Obamacare reform, it was no interest really on the infrastructure, they’ll do a very standard Republican version of taxes.”
“I think they’re going to try to moderate him,” he stated later on. “I think he’ll sign a clean debt ceiling, I think you’ll see all this stuff. His natural tendency – and I think you saw it this week on Charlottesville – his actual default position is the position of his base, the position that got him elected. I think you’re going to see a lot of constraints on that. I think it’ll be much more conventional.”
First reported by TheBlaze.