Steve Bannon Latest To Be Fired From White House Apprentice; Going Nuclear

This was the most exciting day so far on White House Apprentice with Donald Trump saying,”You’re fired” to Steve Bannon. The good news is that Steve Bannon is out. The bad news is that Donald Trump remains president, at least for now. On the other hand, Bannon says that the Trump presidency is over in one way in an interview with The Weekly Standard:

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “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 already caused some embarrassment for Trump in his unintended interview with The American Prospect earlier this week. He might do far more damage to Trump from outside of the administration, with his return to Breitbart. Rosie Gray writes at The Atlantic that Bannon is Going Nuclear:

In firing Steve Bannon, President Trump has lost his chief ideologue, the man who channeled his base and advocated for the populist-nationalist policies that helped propel Trump to victory.

But he has gained an unpredictable and potentially troublesome outside ally who has long experience running a media organization, and an even longer list of enemies with whom he has scores to settle both outside the administration and inside. “Steve is now unchained,” said a source close to Bannon. “Fully unchained.”

“He’s going nuclear,” said another friend. “You have no idea. This is gonna be really fucking bad.”

…Already, Breitbart is on a war footing. “It may turn out to be the beginning of the end for the Trump administration, the moment Donald Trump became Arnold Schwarzenegger,” editor Joel Pollak wrote on Friday, referring to the actor-turned-California governor, who won office as a populist outsider and exited with a 23 percent approval rating.

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