Wall Street Journal Editorial: Trump Must Fire Steve Bannon Over Breitbart’s Attacks On H.R. McMaster

Raw Story reports:

The right-wing Wall Street Journal editorial board on Wednesday called out top White House political strategist Steve Bannon for allegedly coordinating a series of attacks on National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.

In particular, the editorial accused Bannon of pushing out a series of stories to his former publication, Breitbart News, that accused McMaster of being “insufficiently pro-Israel and not hostile enough to Islamic State.”

The editorial then said that new Chief of Staff John Kelly, whom it credited for bringing some measure of discipline to the White House, should consider ousting Bannon from his role.

The editorial, which is behind a paywall, goes on to concede that if Bannon were to be fired, he would like use Breitbart to attack Trump himself.

  • Jonathan Smith

    “if Bannon were to be fired, he would like use Breitbart to attack Trump himself.”

  • Tawreos

    For there not being chaos in the White House there seem to be an awful lot of stories about chaos in the White House.

  • Joe in PA

    for bringing some measure of discipline to the White House….

    Ah, lemme know when that starts, k?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    “Chaos is a ladder” – Petyr Baelish

    • Palmer

      We need a Three-Eyed Raven to take down our Littlehands and his cabinet of White Walkers.

  • Henry Auvil

    What a nest of vipers the White House has become.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Palace intrigue. All the best rulers love the entertainment

  • Ninja0980

    More infighting! Me like!

  • Leo

    Bannon relishes chaos and Breitbart’s bot army is partially funded by the Russians. Kelly and McMaster both never wanted the job they’re in according to past interviews.

    Maybe this is my nihilist coming out but all I have to say is as long as THAAD near Seoul can protect the region and require minimal input from Twitler for use I’m relishing this implosion.

  • Smokey

    Although chaos can allow terrible things to happen, it seems like it may prevent the worst from occurring. Hoping Mueller can rescue us from this nightmare.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Dear Murika,

    Take note…

    Dear America

    Take heart…


  • tbj5

    Coordinating with Breitbart and the Kremlin. And Glenn Greenwald.

  • Michael R

    Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home targeted in predawn FBI raid


  • romanhans

    “new Chief of Staff John Kelly, whom it credited for bringing some measure of discipline to the White House,”

    Really? Well, I guess it’s all relative. Like if you run a day care center and only have eight kids pooping in the sandbox.

    • Talisman

      It’s easy to have discipline if the main trouble-maker is “on vacation”.

      Of course, he’s just making trouble elsewhere.

  • billbear1961

    When will the serious media–and the Democrats–expose the right-wing propaganda machine for WHAT IT IS, take it on, and fight it to the DEATH?!

    It’s destroying this country–it is the untold SCANDAL of the past QUARTER CENTURY!!

    • Jeffg166

      The media is a bunch of corporations that have a vested interest in keeping most of the right wing agenda in place.

      • billbear1961

        And the Democrats are under the thumb of their corporate donors, as well!

        The gangster oligarchs are destroying this republic!

        I don’t know how a democracy can survive without a truly free press; in fact, it CAN’T!

        We’re seeing the PROOF of that!

        • Jeffg166

          The interwebs will have to take up the slack.

  • Jeffg166

    Nothing to see here. Please move along. Everything is under control by the “adults”. HA!

  • Joe in PA

    O/T. I was wondering about this…the “volunteering” of related documents et. al. Looks like the FBI did it own digging in to Manafort:


  • billbear1961

    Some measure of discipline, my ASS!

    I don’t call “fire and fury” disciplined!

    I call it bloody IRRESPONSIBLE!!

  • jimbo65

    Bannon should be shit canned for his role in the chaos of this administration. And his bullshit idea of bringing about a “fourth turning”.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • The_Wretched

    McMaster has been pushing Bannon’s Acolytes of Doom out of the intel side of things. Breitbart’s noise was payback for that.

  • KnownDonorDad

    This is one of those cases where I want Bannon gone so badly, I can’t properly evaluate the argument being made.

  • RealityBass

    If he got fired, Bannon could devote himself to fulltime auto-fellatio, so it’s a win-win.

  • fkevin

    And what about billionaire Robert Mercer? Breitbart would have collapsed without his support.


  • Sporkfighter

    Firing your staff arsonist is problematic.

  • Dagoril

    Don’t be ridiculous, WSJ. Drumpf can’t fire the President.

  • JWC

    Bannon is the quiet cancer that has directed Trump on a certian path One by one his detractors have been removed or silenced .He is a dangerous man

  • OdieDenCO

    oh, that is rich. a anti-Semite accusing some one else of not being pro Israel

    • robindaybird

      They’re only pro-Israel so they can make the Rapture happen which requires Israel to exist.

  • Dazzer


    This is interesting because that editorial wouldn’t have been printed in the WSJ without the direct approval of Rupert Murdoch.

    Murdoch, who reportedly talks to Trump on a regular basis, is declaring war on Robert Mercer and Bannon.

  • ColdCountry

    Do most bosses allow the hired help to fight like this? Looking at the (scant) qualifications, I’d say, GET RID OF BANNON! The reasons are legion.

  • Nic Peterson

    If Racist Bannon gets the boot, we will all know where the bodies are buried and there will be a million links to pee tapes in about six minutes.

  • JCF