“Fire and Fury,” Michael Wolff’s new book, made sure that the New Year started with a roar and not a whimper. While President Trump is chafing under the media’s coverage of a very negative portrayal of the White House, Stephen Bannon ran for the nearest fallout shelter, letting regret pave the way back into the commander-in-chief’s good graces.
Bannon said he felt regret over not responding to the book’s claims in a timely fashion, and that the time it took him to respond caused eyes to become diverted from Trump’s great achievements. At least he knows which side his bread is buttered on. Will it be enough to placate the beast in the Oval Office? Bannon’s statement reads as a weak obeisance in the wake of calls for a new chief executive at Breitbart and the Mercer family backing away from their financial support.
Fire and Fury sure has unleashed a political firestorm, but to me it seems that many of consequences have fallen on Steve Bannon. Proof of the buffoonery of the Trump administration is nothing new. Many of the courtiers in the White House have whispered about the 25th amendment. Big whoop.
Bannon falling to his knees though? Looks like he’ll need some financial backing to get back up, and if not financial, definitely political. But in Bannon’s neck of the woods, only POTUS can provide that.
By the way, I’ve been meaning to read more of the book (and post my thoughts about it on here).