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Steve Bannon took a break from turning into compost for long enough to speak with Michael Wolff for Wolff’s latest book, Siege: Trump Under Fire. And Bannon had a lot of salty things to say about his ex-boss.

The Guardian secured an advance copy of the book, scheduled to be released June 4, and highlighted Bannon’s part in it.

The upshot? Trump is a fake billionaire and a crook.


The former White House adviser Steve Bannon has described the Trump Organization as a criminal entity and predicted that investigations into the president’s finances will lead to his political downfall, when he is revealed to be “not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag”.

So what’s the over/under on “Sloppy Steve” tweets in the next month? I think Vegas has it pegged at 600.

Assessing the president’s exposure to various investigations, many seeded by the special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation of Russian election interference, Wolff writes: “Trump was vulnerable because for 40 years he had run what increasingly seemed to resemble a semi-criminal enterprise.”

He then quotes Bannon as saying: “I think we can drop the ‘semi’ part.”


To Bannon, though, Trump’s criminality will not be the death blow — it will be his obvious incompetence and shameless fakery that undoes him: “This is where it isn’t a witch hunt – even for the hardcore, this is where he turns into just a crooked business guy, and one worth $50m instead of $10bn. Not the billionaire he said he was, just another scumbag.”

Just another scumbag? No. A scumbag with access to the nuclear codes and the means to hold the world’s economy hostage.

And one we must vote out in 2020.


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  1. Bannon: Trump will lose supporters when they discover he’s just another non-billionaire scumbag

    Shouldn’t that be: Trump is losing supporters because they discovered he’s just another non-billionaire scumbag???

  2. If they are so shallow to follow him because they think he is a billionaire, they will never give up on him, no matter what proof is uncovered.

    • Shallow , doesn’t truly describe these low folks .
      More like “LIMBO LOW “. (Slithering )under the stick laying flat upon the ground .

  3. Thanks Steve ,
    …However it would have been better if you said this 2years ago . ..We all know “you knew “it then , and you’d have saved the country a world of hurt had you spoken up then . ..But better late than never …Perhaps you could elucidate on Trumps “criminality “ a bit more , to help rid us of this insufferable ass . .. We could use a little help , and I think you owe the country ( as a veteran) to help if you can . .. By the way , “ WELCOME BACK TO AMERICA “ . Like the Phoenix ,rising from the “DEATH BY TRUMP “ ?
    ..How many other of TRUMPs , (BUS CRUSHED )
    ..politically living dead , may rise to help us ??

  4. Is it just me but with the picture of Bannon that is being used, he looked like his true self. A has-been, a bum, and a slob who has long ago used up his 15 minutes of fame, and is desperately trying to stay relevant.


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