Jan 9, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Steve Bannon lit himself on fire — and Trump extinguished him

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The guy who one year ago was seen as the architect of the most improbable campaign win of our lifetimes, the co-chief of staff and the Trump whisperer on America First, is finished. Banished from the White House. Banished from the Trump family. Banished from his sugar Mercers. And now banished from Breitbart - ousted from his own company.

The guy loves history. Well, this political suicide is historic.

Bannon still thinks of himself as a revolutionary. That self-perception won’t change. It’s just that now he has no vehicle, no staff, no platform, and no major donors funding his ambitions.

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