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Bannon has always struck me as the kind of guy who would cry when fired...or stubs his toe...or when is meth lab burns ....he's always struck me as a wimp in general True or not this does prove conclusively the Trump is a bully. Who else would report such things?



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True or not this does prove conclusively the Trump is a bully

Just like the word "hero", bully has become so abused and beaten it's meaningless.

Seriously, this guy has failed so hard for so long and his "bully" nature is the focus?!?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-07 03:21 AM | Reply

Nobody gives a ---- if the POTUS is bullying people online. This has been proven. Coverups matter, not bullying.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-01-07 05:43 AM | Reply


I get what you're trying to say but those two things are not that far removed from the public interest.

One is character assassination. At one time or another I think we've all been subjected to the abuses of a bullying boss. I know I have and it put me in a precarious position. Fight or flight.

The other is the use of bullying tactics to facilitate a coverup which is what Trump does (among other things) Again, people are victimized and placed in the same precarious position. Fight or flight.

I think you might be wrong about public interest. Trump's base (33%) neither care nor believe so they're irrelevant in this equation. It's the other 67% that can associate bullying in the workplace and the use of bullying in a coverup based on their own life's experience. Even subliminally if not overate, they are one and the same in the eyes of the public.

#3 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 06:37 AM | Reply

I can picture Trump saying it for self-serving reasons but I can't picture Bannon showing that kind of weakness.

Bannon, like Trump, is more inclined in a moment like that, to start formulating his revenge.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 06:54 AM | Reply

Thump needs to realize something before he keeps picking at that scab. Bannon has nothing to lose.

#5 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-07 07:50 AM | Reply


It's Trump that has nothing to lose. The Mercers', Robert and Rebekah. which was Bannon's honey pot of unlimited money, has withdrawn their financial support for both Bannon and Breitbart and taken sides with their anti-establishment candidate, Donald Trump.

It's all over that book.

If Bannon doesn't come crawling back to make nice-nice with Trump, the Mercers, also major stockholder in Breitbart, have the power to get Bannon fired.

So Bannon is already walking on eggshells that are already cracked. He'll have to throw Wolff under the bus and claim he was misled and never read the draft before it was published.

Chances are any patty-cake between Bannon and Trump will only be photo-ops for public consumption anyway.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 08:21 AM | Reply

The Mercers want their anti-establishment hatchet men on the same page ~ THEIRS.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 08:28 AM | Reply

Bannon didn't cry. Trump told him he'd only have to stay in Sicily one year and that he would square it with his mother.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-07 08:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Why do you think Bannon has started to talk about 2020? He wants to by-pass Trump and hang onto to his job and that Mercer money.

So Russia shouldn't be the focus of our attention. They have their own agenda (sanctions and such). Mueller will take care of that. The real threat comes within and lives a lot closer to home.

#9 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 09:14 AM | Reply

Here's what Wikipedia has to say about the influence of the Mercers' on our elections:

"2016 U.S. election

Mercer was a major supporter of Donald Trump's 2016 campaign for president.[6] Mercer and his daughter played a role in the elevation of Stephen Bannon and Kellyanne Conway into senior roles in the Trump campaign.[24] Rebekah worked with Conway on the Cruz Super-PAC Keep the Promise in the 2016 Republican primaries.[9] Mercer also financed a Super PAC, Make America Number One, which supported Trump's campaign.[24] Nick Patterson, a former colleague of Mercer's, has said, "In my view, Trump wouldn't be President if not for Bob.[13]"

In total the Mercers donated over $36 Million to anti-establishment candidates and causes in 2016, the biggest majority of which was for Donald Trump.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 09:42 AM | Reply

So no, this isn't about the battling egos between Trump and Bannon. It's about power and money. And nobody cried.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 09:49 AM | Reply

Any doubts about who's leading the race for the Mercer honey pot:

Read this:

www.thedailybeast.com ~ KNIFE IN THE BACK

#12 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 10:19 AM | Reply

Bannon cried ..... trump smart genius

Do you see it yet ..... keep posting what he says .... and you lose.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-01-07 10:43 AM | Reply

So you see, Trump didn't fire Bannon. Rebekah Mercer did. I don't think he even wanted to. Trump just followed his marching orders like a good little wooden-headed Pinocchio.

#14 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 11:04 AM | Reply


A real genius, Albert Einstein, once said, if he didn't read he wouldn't learn.

Read, man, READ!

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 11:16 AM | Reply

It's all over that book.

Wolff doesn't have a lot of good to say about the Mercers.

#16 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-01-07 11:23 AM | Reply

Bannon didn't shed any tears..... that was pus oozing from his various lesions and sores.

#17 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-01-07 12:58 PM | Reply

have the power to get Bannon fired.


I thought he had already been fired from Dotard and from Breitbart.

#18 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-01-07 01:07 PM | Reply

Who wants to go work for djt? He'll fire you and ruin your life.

#19 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-01-07 01:28 PM | Reply

Bannon cried ..... trump smart genius
Do you see it yet ..... keep posting what he says .... and you lose.

First of all, it was "stable genius", get your ---- straight.

Second of all. The only person you're convincing, is yourself.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-01-07 02:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"True or not this does prove conclusively the Trump is a bully."

How is it not bullying, to make fun of someone for crying?

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-07 02:18 PM | Reply

Trump claims the book is all lies yet attacks Bannon over the"phony" quotes treating them as real, giving the author legitimacy.

#22 | Posted by Scotty at 2018-01-07 02:43 PM | Reply

....Snoofy I'm saying we have proof Trump is a bully.

That alone would be worrying but he specifically acts like a playground bully.

i.e. This is still more evidence he has dementia.

#23 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 03:15 PM | Reply


"I thought he had already been fired from Dotard and from Breitbart."

Dotard yes. But unless he got fired on Friday, he's still at Breitbart.

He's talking about a run in 2020 in hopes Rebekah Mercer will hang onto him.

If he loses Breitbart and Mercer his goose is cooked. Hell be weakened so much that his other backers will follow her lead. She's the queen bee of the whole bunch.

#24 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 04:42 PM | Reply

If Mercer becomes a King maker it will ruin that loathsome branch of feminism that thinks all will be better if more women are in power.

Fact is women are humans not magical beings.

They are not leprechauns, unicorns, or genies.

You do not rub them and expect magic to.......

Ok in some ways women are magical beings but it's not in politics.

#25 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 04:56 PM | Reply


As long as Rebekah Mercer can hold those $50,000 a plate fund raisers at posh hotels for hundreds of her closest friends, yes she is a kingmaker. However, feminism is not her forte. Her only interest, according to her public statements, is to dismantle the "establishment" government as it exists now and she doesn't care about the price tag.

We're wasting our time worrying about Russia other than the investigation might (hopefully) put an end to the wrecking crew that she has hired (Trump & Company) to weaken the fiber and norms of the U.S. Government. We're watching it happen every day.

Why, I don't know. It seems insane. But Trump is carrying out the directive as fast as he can.

#26 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-07 05:40 PM | Reply

Bannon needs to be marginalized whenever possible. I hope he cried so hard that he threw up.

#27 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 10:37 PM | Reply


So tell us Jeff how many seconds after Trump attacked Steve did you magically all on your own realize Bannon isn't a good person?

#28 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 10:42 PM | Reply


Bannon hasn't been on my radar for a long time - less than a year. I realized he is a POS when he bragged that he was making Breitbart a platform for the alt-right.

Take your snark and shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 10:46 PM | Reply

Cool story Jeff.

#30 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 11:05 PM | Reply

Screw you.

If you want to call me a liar, have some balls and ditch the subtlety.

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 11:06 PM | Reply

Your passive-aggressiveness rivals that of a 19-year old sorority chick.

#32 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 11:07 PM | Reply

Screaming doesn't make anyone believe you more.

In fact it makes you even less credible.

#33 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 11:19 PM | Reply

I'm not screaming.

I am calling out your douchebaggery.

"I'm being honest, -------. I'd expect you to know the difference."

#34 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 11:32 PM | Reply

Cool story bro.

#35 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 11:42 PM | Reply

Piss off, troll.

#36 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 11:43 PM | Reply

Or what?

#37 | Posted by Tor at 2018-01-07 11:45 PM | Reply

Or I have Frank Cotton pay you a visit. :-)

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-07 11:53 PM | Reply

Frank Cotton eh??? Haven't heard that in a very long time

[Back to Lurking]

#39 | Posted by cmbell73 at 2018-01-08 12:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Fear of Frank Cotton draws people out from the weeds, CMBELL73.

#40 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-08 12:08 AM | Reply

late news:

Steve Bannon has issued an apology to Donald Trump and his family.

Smart move. He was on the verge of losing it all.

But don't expect any kum-ba-ya. An apology won't unring the bell and the damage is severe.

To stem the tide he'll have to say something to discredit the book. He'll have to lie to the American people. But then, he's used to doing that.

#41 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 02:52 AM | Reply

I'm expecting a news conference soon, with all the solemnity of a Jimmy Swaggart "Ah have sinned."

#42 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 03:08 AM | Reply

I doubt if Bannon will be in the picture much longer at Breitbart. He's lost the confidence of Rebekah Mercer and no apology and no amount of backpedaling can unring the bell.

#43 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 08:33 AM | Reply

Bannon will attempt a comeback. Anger and hubris won't let him quit that easily. But I think the end is inevitable.

Who would want him now? Who would even want his endorsement.

#44 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-08 08:40 AM | Reply

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