Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon dished on some of the infighting that’s been going on among the GOP since the election of Donald Trump. Specifically, he called out party leaders Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan for not taking Trump’s campaign of “economic nationalism” seriously, and for pushing back on Trump’s “drain the swamp” mantra.
Since his ouster went public, Bannon has claimed that he feels he can do more to push his ideas about how to properly govern from outside the White House as the head of the ultraconservative news outlet, Breitbart.“Part of Steve Bannon is the showman, and the guy that has monetized this sort of war inside the conservative movement,” Republican strategist Rick Wilson told Marty Moss-Coane on Tuesday’s edition of Radio Times. He went on to say, “I think Bannon in a lot of ways is Trump’s id, rather than his brain. He encourages those darker instincts in Donald Trump.”