Hell Hath No Fury Like A Scorned Trump

Next Tuesday, January 9th, a new book hits the shelves.  Its title is: Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, and it was written by Michael Wolff, a veteran journalist who has written for Vanity Fair, the Guardian, the Hollywood Reporter and other publications.  While it is not the first book to be written about Trump, it is the first that is not written by a Trump sycophant. If you wish a preview, NY Magazine published an excerpt that is well worth the read.

Fire and FuryOne segment stands out above the rest in terms of drawing Trump’s immediate ire. It is a comment made by Steve Bannon in response to the meeting between Donald Trump, Jr., Jared Kushner and several Russians in June 2016:

“The chance that Don Jr. did not walk these jumos up to his father’s office on the twenty-sixth floor is zero,” said an astonished and derisive [Stephen K.] Bannon, not long after the meeting was revealed. “The three senior guys in the campaign,” an incredulous Bannon went on, “thought it was a good idea to meet with a foreign government inside Trump Tower in the conference room on the twenty-fifth floor — with no lawyers. They didn’t have any lawyers. Even if you thought that this was not treasonous, or unpatriotic, or bad s–t, and I happen to think it’s all of that, you should have called the FBI immediately.”

It took Trump very little time to hit back … his written statement, read by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was as follows:

“Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.

Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.

Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.

We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.”

Since none of the book seems to paint Trump in a favourable light, I am guessing we’ll hear more of these ‘statements’ in the coming week.  There are so many falsehoods in the above statement, so many incidents of him patting himself on the back, that I won’t even pick it apart, but you don’t need me to anyway, for you are all savvy enough to know the dung when you see it.  And now, the ball is back in Bannon’s court … I am going to guess he’ll lob it back before long.  Stay tuned …

37 thoughts on “Hell Hath No Fury Like A Scorned Trump

    • Well, how many times have I used that phrase … ‘the beginning of the end’ … and he weaseled his way out. Or as my sister-in-law used to say, fell into a pile of sh** and came out smelling like a rose. 😀

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    • I hope … but I’ve said that before and been wrong. 😦 And aggregate polls are showing him in the 37%-38% range still. I’m not sure what it takes for his lemmings to awaken and smell the coffee!

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  1. Dear Jill,
    It should be a sin that I’m so enjoying this blowout between President Trump and Steve Bannon. Steve Bannon did not just give the finger to the president but he also gave it to the republican sycophants currying for the president’s favor. Mr. Bannon just displayed the president’s nakedness for all to see, to where they can’t turn away or pretend that they didn’t see anything.
    Hugs, Gronda

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  2. I feel like we’re watching a pro-wrestling rivalry play out. Unfortunately, I don’t think this is fake unless Bannon is trying to position himself as Trump’s successor in 2020. That would be another nail in the coffin of our democracy.

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    • Pop some popcorn and sit back to watch the circus! Plenty of elephants! no, I don’t think it’s fake. I suspect there are some exaggerations in the book, but from the excerpt I read, too much of it mirrors exactly what we have seen. In one part, Trump yelled at a cleaning woman for picking his shirt up off the floor, saying “if my shirt is on the floor, it’s because I want it there!” That doesn’t surprise me a bit! I only fear that he will go off half-cocked and do something dangerously stupid. Should be an interesting month, yes? Probably an interesting year. The bright side, in addition to a bit of strange humour, is that this may splinter the GOP enough to upend the mid-terms in favour of the democrats.

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      • Agreed. His positioning with nukes and N. Korea concerns me. He filed a lawsuit against Bannon to shut him up today. That must mean there is more damaging stuff that has yet to leak. I also read a report filed by a number of mental health professionals today stating that he is dangerously ill from a mental standpoint and that the 25th amendment should be invoked to declare him unstable. Should be entertaining.

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        • Quite! The 25th isn’t likely to happen, though I have argued for invoking it a few times, but with the boot-licking Congress we have at the moment, I think it unlikely. Sigh. It’s entertaining, but in an ulcer-inducing sort of way.

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  3. Now this is interesting.
    We know that Bannon has a dedicated following of his own of whom many voted for Trump. So what are they going to do? Will some decide Bannon is a Judas? Will others feel he is a victim and Trump is no better than the rest? Will this give rise to a whole lot of ‘insurgency candidates’ thus given GOP a problem for 2018? And there’s the thought of Bannon getting hate-mail from some of his own disillusioned constituency for ‘selling-out’
    And if this were not enough entertainment, will Trump going into a thunderous Shakespearean brooding style, sitting in a large chair in a shadow haunted room, scowling into middle distance, trusting no one and muttering monologues?
    (Q: Pence surrounded by ‘well-wishing’ kingmakers whispering ‘things’ in his ear. Followed Pence’s monologue on Indecision vs Loyalty Vs ‘Duty’)
    ‘The Bard’ would have loved this material.
    Couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.

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    • Oh indeed! The circus just got wilder! The conservative media, such as Fox, are supporting Trump. Even some of Bannon’s own Breitbart staff have thrown him under the bus! The pundits are all trying to project how this will affect the mid-terms. And now, Trump’s lawyers have sent a “cease and desist” letter to the book’s author and publisher in an effort to halt the publication of the book on Tuesday. Same lawyers are threatening to sue Bannon for ‘breach of contract’ and breaching a confidentiality agreement. Going to get some popcorn and sit back to watch the live circus … lots of elephants! 😀 Should be fun, yes?

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  4. How easy Mr Trump makes winning seem , why he even pulled it off in competition among the elite , not just elite but the best we have ever seen. Those who desert the triumphant Trump vessel are doomed to failure and the reason is clear , only Mr Trump has supported the unheard American voice , only Mr Trump is not out for himself but fighting to make America’s great again. Hey this has a familiar political ring I’m sure I’ve heard it before somewhere.

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    • 😀 😀 😀 …. Yes, he and only he can clean up the complete mess left by Obama! And Bush! And Clinton! And probably even Roosevelt and maybe Lincoln, too! Now hmmmm …. where indeed might we have heard that before???

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  5. Jill, Mr. Bannon has thrown some accelerant on the Trump fire. I am no fan of Bannon, but I am amused how Trump describes Bannon as just a staffer, having little impact on his win and having no one on one meetings with the President. It should be pointed out to Mr. Trump that he was a senior strategist ok reward for his work on the campaign and there are pictures of one on one meetings.

    I do agree that Junior and Jared’s meeting with the Russiabd was treasonous and have felt that way from the outset. And, since the President changed his story twice on his knowledge of that meeting, I am hard pressed to disagree with Bannon’s assertion they met with the big guy.

    Bannon has shown to Trump sycophants that their beloved may be in fact guilty. Keith

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    • Yes, like you, I do not like Bannon, but I dislike Trump even more. And my fond hope is that this splinters the factions within the GOP enough to tilt the mid-terms in favour of the Democrats. Looks like it’s going to be a bit of a circus for a while, doesn’t it? I’m ready to see Mueller issue indictments against Kushner and Don Jr. I will dance in the street when/if that happens.

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  6. I hope the senate and congress try and act like AMERICANS for once in their political careers! If, frankly the democrats had not walked out when the repubicans were trying to Impeach Clinton, we would not have been in the position of a choice between the mrs and trump to begin with. this has been a long time in the making, and I can only pray that it doesn’t totally destroy the country before the ICC is finally out of the capital.

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    • It’s hard to say if that connection is valid or not, for each variable carries others, and the “what-if” scenarios tend to get convoluted. Bottom line is that Trump did not win the election, but won in the electoral college. The irony of that, of course, is that the electoral college was created to prevent the very thing is allowed to happen. The next priorities are: a) get the garbage out of Congress in the November mid-terms, and b) protect Robert Mueller’s investigation until he has completed it, for the results are certain to remove Trump from office.

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    • Yes, I’m not sure if it will be an explosion or an implosion at this point, but something is sure to give soon. Like you, I hope Mueller has kicked into high gear and has at least enough to make impeachment a no-brainer.

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  7. Wow – I had not seen this statement yet! I find it especially amusing that Drumpf blames Banster for the loss in Alabama. Not that the candidate was a child molester. I’m looking forward to seeing how this plays out! Well, perhaps that’s the wrong word. Let’s say I can’t pull my eyes away from the $%^#storm that is coming our way…

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    • Oh yes, I think you probably should pop some popcorn and settle in for the show, with plenty of fireworks throughout the coming week(s)! It took but a few hours to turn into something akin to a circus. Gronda and I both said this is so much fun, but we probably ought to be enjoying it so much. It’s likely to have ramifications for the mid-terms that may help democrats, but … who knows??? Funny that even some of Bannon’s Breitbart staff reported against him. Gonna be fun … Stay tuned … 😀

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