Deconstructed: January 12, 2018

“From ‘The Great Manipulator’ To ‘Sloppy Steve’ – The Fall Of Bannon”


“Bannon, President Donald Trump’s initial top aide and self-described architect of his improbable victory, has fallen faster than might have seemed possible – from “The Great Manipulator” on the cover of Time magazine to the owner of a new, derisive Trump nickname in less than a year.” MORE

“Between the Scenes – Trump’s Latest Coffee Boy: Steve Bannon: The Daily Show”


“7 wild details from the new book on Trump’s White House”


“The White House on Wednesday was rocked by revelations about internal chaos — and questions about President Donald Trump’s competence — in an excerpt from a soon-to-be-released book chronicling the early months of his presidency.

Journalist Michael Wolff “conducted conversations and interviews over a period of 18 months with the president, most members of his senior staff, and many people to whom they in turn spoke,” according to the excerpt of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” published in New York Magazine.” MORE

“Doug Jones beats alleged perv Roy Moore in tight race to become first Alabama Democrat in Senate in over 20 years”


“Doug Jones pulled off a major upset victory in Alabama’s special election Tuesday against Republican Roy Moore, becoming the first Democrat to win a Senate seat in the red state in more than 20 years and delivering a jolt of energy to his party ahead of the 2018 midterms.” MORE

“It’s a Crime If Bannon Is Advising Trump to Defund Mueller on Behalf of Breitbart”


Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is reportedly pressuring President Trump to “defang” Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump Russia probe by defunding it instead of firing him, according to a Politico report. MORE

“Steve Bannon Confirms Everyone’s Worst Suspicions About Him on “60 Minutes”: The Daily Show”



“In a Blow to Steve Bannon, Trump May Keep Obama’s Paris Climate Agreement”


U.S. President Donald Trump talks to senior staff Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner during a swearing in ceremony for senior staff at the White House in Washington, DC.
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