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Bannon bombast on Trump

Steve Bannon in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 23, 2017.
Steve Bannon in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington on Feb. 23, 2017. Bloomberg

Now let’s see. It was King Lear who said something about it being “sharper than a serpent’s tooth” to have a thankless child, the meaning of which has been used in non-Shakespeare terminology to apply to people who aren’t loyal to their mentors or friends.

President Trump, meet Steve Bannon. Oh, that’s right, you know him. The former campaign chief, tough-guy strategist, hard-right ideologue who was high up in your White House until he apparently was shown the door by Chief of Staff John Kelly.

Bannon later backed Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate in Alabama and apparently is seeking a place in politics as the leader of the anti-everything far right. But The Guardian reports that in a forthcoming book by Michael Wolff, Bannon is saying a much-publicized meeting in 2016 that included a Russian lawyer and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Jr. was “treasonous.” The Guardian wrote Bannon’s quote: “The three senior guys in the campaign thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the 25th floor – with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers. Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s---, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

Wonder what the president will tweet about this?

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