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‘I Like Steve, But . . .’

This is pretty much the worst thing Trump could possibly say about you in public if you are working for him, via the New York Post:

“I like Steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” Trump said. “I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary.”

[Trump] ended by saying, “Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.”

This statement is basically a public confirmation of the reports of Bannon being on the outs, and perhaps on his way out the door entirely. A White House without Bannon might be a little more orderly (although a lot of the chaos comes from the top) and probably better on trade, but potentially less conservative on all the things that Jared and Ivanka would find awkward at a dinner party with Anna Wintour.


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