Fasten your seatbelt.
It’s only the fourth day of the New Year and our pull-no-punches president has already detonated two grenades: one aimed at crazy Kim Jong Un and the other at Steve Bannon.
Trump tweeted to “Rocket Man” that his nuclear button is bigger than his and “it works.” That tweet got over 438,000 likes while pushing scores of anti-Trumpers over the edge as they just can’t handle a strong and assertive commander in chief standing up to brutal dictators.
As for exiled strategist Bannon, the president tweeted yesterday, “When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
Welcome to 2018, where the leader of the free world’s Twitter feed is far more interesting and compelling than anything on TV. Sorry Netflix.
It’s evident that with Steve Bannon, Trump’s got a disgruntled ex-employee on his hands who obviously hasn’t taken his ouster from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue very well. That’s become painfully clear now that the public has seen some of the wild statements and unfounded accusations Bannon provided to the author of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
Bannon accused Donald Trump Jr. of “treasonous acts” for having met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign — among other claims that sent mainstream media into a feeding frenzy yesterday.
No matter. Trump did what Trump does best, which is to fight fire with fire.
Trump issued a statement responding to the accusations, including this zinger: “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.”
You read that right. Bannon was “a leaker,” according to Trump, whose administration has suffered from an unprecedented amount of leaks from enemies attempting to derail his agenda while smearing and causing trouble for certain individuals — like Jared Kushner and others — Bannon despised.
The president should instruct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to investigate Bannon to see if he leaked privileged or classified information while working in the White House. The latter is a federal crime.
If so, Bannon should be held to the same standard as every other citizen who leaks classified information.
Your move, Mr. Sessions.