By Onan Coca
Leave it to the most influential voice in radio, Rush Limbaugh, to have the most interesting take on the recent battle between Steve Bannon and the Trump administration.
On a recent episode of his radio show, Rush explained that he believed the whole altercation was either a completely contrived effort OR… both men have truly lost their minds.
I happen to agree with Rush that the scenario was likely an act meant to distract the media from something… but I just can’t figure out what.
Here’s Rush on the fiasco:
RUSH LIMBAUGH: They issued a 36-paragraph statement or… Trump issued a statement last night essentially saying, “Bannon’s nobody. He had nothing to do with my campaign, had nothing to do with my winning. I’m my own strategist.” Well, then why was he there? And he was there. He was a CEO of the campaign; then became the White House chief strategist. Now, whatever they want to say, he was there; Trump did hire him and he put him at the chief executive position the campaign.
So Bannon is running around alternately saying that he’s the guy that got Trump elected, that he’s the guy that gave Trump the agenda items, that he’s the guy that kept Trump going day after day, that Trump this or that. He goes out and he does newspaper stories and interviews — TIME magazine covers — claiming to be the energy behind the Trump presidency, the reason Trump won.
That infuriates Trump, but Trump doesn’t fire him then. Then we get stories that the way to get to Trump is ego. Flatter Trump. “If you go out there and claim that you’re the brains behind the operation, you’re finished. You’re through.” But Bannon survived all that. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when it was conclusively proven that Bannon was the big leaker. I think they knew it all along.
They just they waited for an example of it that was unforgivable, and it happened, and so he’s gone. So Bannon’s out, depending on the day, supporting Trump and saying, “I’m all in with Trump’s agenda. I’ll never gonna do anything other than help Trump.” The next day, he says the exact opposite, setting himself up maybe to run for president 2020. He’s the guy running the real populist revolution in America, not Trump and so forth. I’m watching all this thinking, “This is delusions of grandeur.”
So the book comes out. The book is being excerpted and Bannon’s excoriating Trump and calling the Russia collusion treason and he knew it from the get-go and anybody could have seen it. It’s only a matter of time and Robert Mueller is gonna “crack Don Jr. like an egg on national TV.” It’s over. Everybody can see it like the hair on a face. And then Trump’s lawyer sends the cease and desist letter out, and last night Breitbart News Tonight, here’s Bannon talking about Trump…
BANNON: The president United States is a great man. You know I support him day in and day out, whether going through the country giving the “Trump Miracle” speech or on the show or on the website. So I don’t think you have to worry about that.
RUSH: Okay. So, folks, you can do with this whatever you want. Something’s going on. There’s either some grand strategy being played out here. This is a coordinated effort with some objective that we can’t see, don’t know, or everybody involved here’s got a screw loose and is just totally into whatever they can get for themselves on a day-to-day basis, and that probably is more likely.
Okay, so what do you all think? Is Rush right? Is this all some big act to misdirect someone from something bigger?
Republished with permission Constitution.com
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Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.