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Who Is the President’s Political Strategist?

Joe Scarborough made a great point this morning, which is, in the absence of Steve Bannon, who is the president’s chief political strategist? Bannon may not have excelled at execution — indeed he was an internally divisive force who clearly did more than his share of leaking — but at least he had a theory of the case. Now, the president is surrounded by New Yorkers and apolitical generals who may bring more competence and internal coherence to the White House, but aren’t well-suited to plotting how to try to undo the political damage Trump has done himself in recent months.