Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, December 04, 2017

Charles Blow: Steve Bannon may no longer be physically in the White House, but his spirit lingers there as the guide of the Donald Trump administration and the soul at the core of its beliefs. Bannon is Dickensian in the way his presence -- and nominal absence -- haunts the Trump presidency, defining its past, dictating its present and damning its future. Bannon is the author of Trump's ideology. It is always worth remembering that Bannon, who departed the White House in mid-August and returned to his right-wing website Breitbart the same day, last year proudly told Mother Jones: "We're the platform for the alt-right." Alt-right is just a new name for Nazis and racists. Maybe more important, the Nazis and racists believe that Breitbart is a welcoming platform for them.

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A few days before Mother Jones published its interview with Bannon, The Daily Beast published this: "Richard Spencer, who heads the white supremacist think tank National Policy Institute, said he was also pleased. Under Bannon's leadership, Breitbart has given favorable coverage to the white supremacist Alt Right movement. And Spencer loves it."

That established, it is important to recall the three pillars of the Bannonite "America First" philosophy.

Earlier this year at the Conservative Political Action Conference, Bannon outlined them: national security and sovereignty; economic nationalism; and deconstruction of the administrative state.

Everything Trump does or says falls into one of those buckets.

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this article could have been written 10 years ago.
...and was.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-04 04:56 AM | Reply

The hoods are off.

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2017-12-05 01:06 PM | Reply

2 comments. good article.

#3 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-12-05 08:47 PM | Reply

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