There’s a raging uproar over at Breitbart, as you’d expect, with many claiming they are giving up on Trump. They won’t, but it’s fun to watch.
From their editor Joel Pollak:
President Donald Trump’s decision to part ways with Steve Bannon can be understood as an effort to save his presidency after Charlottesville. It may turn out to be the beginning of the end for the Trump administration, the moment Donald Trump became Arnold Schwarzenegger.
With Bannon gone, there is no guarantee that Trump will stick to the plan. That is why — too late, in retrospect — conservative leaders wrote to the president Friday to advise him that Bannon and campaign manager-turned-counselor Kellyanne Conway were too valuable to lose.
Bannon had delivered for the movement, reportedly convincing President Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accords, and to visit Israel on his first trip abroad. Bannon was also probably the only person who could deliver honest advice and criticism to the president, because he did not need the job.
He is a self-made man, and not a Washington climber. Thus it was that Bannon reportedly told Trump that firing former FBI director James Comey would be more trouble than it was worth. He was right. Trump voters have been patient, but they will soon know if Donald Trump is really Arnold Schwarzenegger 2.0.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) August 18, 2017
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— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 18, 2017