President Trump’s war with Steve Bannon escalated wildly Thursday, with both combatants attacking each other in public. Quotes from Bannon’s shock interview with journalist Michael Wolff revealed in the upcoming book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” are reverberating throughout the media.
Bannon’s triumph was short-lived. President Trump’s fury unleashed itself in a damning statement that brutally chastised Bannon for his egotistical behavior. On Thursday, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders leaped into the fray and called for Bannon’s firing.
“I certainly think that it’s something they should look at and consider,” Sanders replied when asked if Breitbart should fire its provoking editor.
There’s almost no chance of it actually happening. Breitbart may as well rename itself “Bannon’s Magazine.” Bannon is king, and he won’t be forced out easily.
The Trump administration flexed its muscles and sent a “cease and desist” letter to Bannon’s camp this week, claiming that Bannon is violating a confidentiality contract by blabbing about the Trumps.
According to Politico: “The Wolff book, initially set to be released next week, was pushed up after Trump’s representatives threatened legal action against its publisher and author. Wolff’s publisher, Henry Holt, and Co. confirmed they’d received Trump’s cease and desist letter and vowed to publish the book regardless.”
Of course they are.
“We see ‘Fire and Fury’ as an extraordinary contribution to our national discourse, and are proceeding with the publication of the book,” a representative for the publisher explained.
Bannon versus Trump. Who’s going to win? My money’s on the president.