Steve Bannon, back on the outside, prepares his enemies list

The New York Times reports: Stephen K. Bannon has always been more comfortable when he was trying to tear down institutions — not work inside them.

With his return to Breitbart News, Mr. Bannon will be free to lead the kind of ferocious assault on the political establishment that he relishes, even if sometimes that means turning his wrath on the White House itself.

Hours after his ouster from the West Wing, he was named to his former position of executive chairman at the hard-charging right-wing website and led its evening editorial meeting. And Mr. Bannon appeared eager to move onto his next fight.

“In many ways, I think I can be more effective fighting from the outside for the agenda President Trump ran on,” he said Friday. “And anyone who stands in our way, we will go to war with.”

Among those already in Mr. Bannon’s sights: Speaker Paul D. Ryan; Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader; the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law, Jared Kushner; and Gary D. Cohn, the former president of Goldman Sachs who now directs the White House’s National Economic Council. [Continue reading…]

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2 thoughts on “Steve Bannon, back on the outside, prepares his enemies list

  1. Dieter Heymann

    Will he dare to attack Ivanka and Jared? My hunch is that he knows that that is a red line which he had better honor.

  2. hquain

    Bannon may have various of his (presumed) enemies in his whiskey-bleared sights, but it’s unclear what he has in the way of artillery. A year ago, virtually to the day, he was a minor league extremist at the edges of political discourse, running a disgusting website. He may go back to being just that.

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