A couple of days ago a leaked internal Breitbart message revealed Steve Bannon’s order for the staff to go all-in on their mission to destroy Sen. Luther Strange’s chances against Roy Moore in next week’s GOP Senate runoff. Multiple pro-Moore and anti-Strange articles have since littered the site.
Here’s their latest attack:
Friday, President Donald Trump will appear in Huntsville, AL to promote the candidacy of Luther Strange, who is competing in a runoff election for the Republican Party’s nomination for the Alabama U.S. Senate special election.
But it won’t be at the same venue in Huntsville that Trump received the endorsement of Jeff Sessions on the eve of Alabama’s 2016 GOP presidential primary. Instead, Trump’s appearance will be at the smaller Von Braun Center in downtown Huntsville, 10 miles east of Madison City Stadium, the site of his 2016 event. According to the Von Braun Center’s website, its Propst Arena has a maximum capacity of 9,000. At Trump’s 2016 rally, estimates were much higher.
White House aides told Breitbart News they were worried about turning out a large crowd size for Trump, given they know the president has already given his endorsement and that he and the Vice President Mike Pence are campaigning for the establishment candidate against the presumed anti-establishment candidate former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.
Some observers have postulated that Bannon is punishing Trump for his recent overtures to Democrats. And at the same time, Bannon gets to embarrass Mitch McConnell, whose super PAC has poured money into Strange’s campaign.