Bannon: Trump will lose supporters when they discover he's just another non-billionaire scumbag (DailyKos.com link): 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 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.
He then quotes Bannon as saying: “I think we can drop the ‘semi’ part.”
"So now the Dems and their partner, the Fake News Media, say he fought back against this phony crime that didn’t exist, this horrendous false accusation, and he shouldn’t fight back, he should just sit back and take it," he added. "Could this be Obstruction? No, Mueller didn’t find Obstruction either."
Trump’s tweet appeared to be his first acknowledgement of the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Russia interfered in the 2016 election in order to help his campaign.
The lawmaker said he respected Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan, who became the first Republican lawmaker to accuse Trump of committing impeachable offenses with a series of tweets earlier this month.
Schiff also reminisced about the late Sen. John McCain’s frequent clashes with the president and lauded the Arizona Republican’s stands as acts of courage. “I think what we knew, implicitly, was that courage is contagious,” he said. “But what we didn’t realize is that cowardice is also contagious. I think there’s been an epidemic of cowardice in the GOP. This president doesn’t stand for anything that the Republican Party said it stood for.”