Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner met at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago south Florida estate this past Friday with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus running the meeting. The President told them to work out their differences.
There has been talk of a complete shakeup with Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus on their way out. Obviously, if anyone leaves, it’s not going to be the son-in-law.
Word has it that Priebus is definitely not leaving.
The Daily Beast said that Bannon has called Kushner a “cuck” and the “globalist” to other White House officials. That didn’t go over well with Kushner.
Chuck is short for “cuckold”, and describes a conservative who is a sell out.
The left-wing Daily Beast defined “cuck” as a white nationalist term suggestive of anti-Semitism and divined by the extremist Robert Spencer [who absolutely no reputable conservative will associate with].
Conservatives love it when the left defines them instead of asking conservatives what descriptive terms about them actually mean.
Kushner and his wife Ivanka are Democrats. That is the truth though they registered as Republicans to vote for Donald.
Some in the White House are accusing Bannon of wanting to burn the place down and rebuild it. They – the establishment – see him as extreme.
“There’s a big fight going on”, a senior official told the Beast. “It’s all about policy. There’s tension…on trade, health care, immigration, taxes, terrorism, you name it.”
Steve thinks Jared is worse than a Democrat basically. Another official said Bannon has however lost to Jared. For his part, Bannon sees Jared as an obstacle to the vision he has.
Bannon, Priebus, Steven Miller pushed the Muslim travel ban, the healthcare bill while the Kushners and Gary Cohn want a New York liberal platform. They preach moderation.
Gary Cohn, a Democrat, heads the President’s economic program.
Cohn has battled with Bannon over key aspects of the administration’s economic, tax and trade policies. Among other issues, the two men are said to have competing positions on the border adjustment tax (Bannon is for it, Cohn is not), the carbon tax (Cohn is for it, Bannon is not) and trade. Cohn is a free trade globalist who supports multilateral trade deals like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), while Bannon is an economic nationalist who eschews them.
During his campaign, Trump repeatedly described NAFTA as a “disaster” and vowed to renegotiate the deal. On March 30, however, the Wall Street Journal, reviewing an administration draft proposal, reported that the White House is now seeking mostly minor changes to NAFTA and plans to retain some of its most controversial provisions.
Conservatives have been fighting carbon taxes for a decade now. As for trade, if the trade deals aren’t improved, he might not fulfill the promises he made to the American worker.
The New York Times claims Bannon has a Swengali-style reputation and the mocking of the Trump-Bannon relationship on SNL with a subservient Trump played by Adam Baldwin has allegedly infuriated the President. It appears to be affecting the relationship between Bannon and Trump.
As part of the shakeup, news has just come out that K.T. McFarland has accepted an ambassadorship to Singapore. She’s one of the General Flynn hires being vaporized by McMaster, a more Obama-Bush type leader. McFarland is the second National Security Council member to step down since Bannon’s demotion. She is the deputy NSC adviser.
McFarland sees a global jihad where McMaster sees isolated battles. McFarland is opposed to a ground war but McMaster is said to be trying to convince Trump into engaging in another massive ground war.
McMaster has tried to replace a number of appointees including Flynn protégé, Ezra Watnick-Cohen, the NSC’s senior director for intelligence programs. Politico reported that Cohen-Watnick and Flynn “saw eye to eye about the failings of the CIA human intelligence operations,” according to an operative. “The CIA saw him as a threat, so they tried to unseat him and replace him with an agency loyalist,” he said.
McMaster wanted to replace him with Linda Weissgold who helped draw up the deceitful Benghazi talking points.
Of course this comes from the mainstream and it could all be fake news but we wouldn’t report it if we didn’t think there was at least some truth to it. We did predict KT McFarland leaving among others.
When General Flynn was forced out, that was the beginning of the end for some of the Conservative goals, but hey, Trump’s not Hillary and he gave us a good Supreme Court justice. We get to keep our guns and our free speech. Everything else is gravy.
Imagine if Hillary was president? Every day would be a reliving of the worst days of Barack Obama. That woman needs to be in jail.
Kushner is smart and must know that without Bannon, many conservatives will take flight and Bannon knows he can’t take it too far with the President’s family. Together they just might be a good combination.