REPORT: Bannon Held Strategy Session with Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows On Battling GOP Leadership
Breitbart boss Steve Bannon is wasting no time in forwarding the ‘MAGA’ agenda. According to Axios, Bannon and Breitbart reporter Matt Boyle met with Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows to discuss ways to challenge the likes of Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on every issue under the sun.
- They discussed the Freedom Caucus’s plans for taking on GOP leadership over the debt ceiling, tax reform, health care payments, the budget and the government funding bill.
- Expect them to demand payments for the wall and to combat leadership’s plans to attach Hurricane Harvey aid to the debt ceiling increase.
Read the entire Axios report here.
Steve Bannon is gearing up to take on the Globalists. In a new interview with The Economist, Bannon warned every power center that he was coming for them. From Wall Street to China, no target is safe.
Steve Bannon on Sen. Mitch McConnell in The Economist: "I'm going to light him up." pic.twitter.com/paRWxsGQXy
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 25, 2017
The Economist reports:
Among the particular opponents he has in his sights, said Mr Bannon, seated in a dining-room decorated with Christian iconography and political mementos, are congressional Republicans (“Mitch McConnell, I’m going to light him up”), China (“Let’s go screw up One Belt One Road”) and “the elites in Silicon Valley and Wall Street—they’re a bunch of globalists who have forgotten their fellow Americans.” Despite his departure—voluntarily, he insists, though his resignation is reported to have been demanded of him—Mr Bannon says he will never attack his former boss. Yet Breitbart will caution Mr Trump to stick to the populist nationalist course Mr Bannon charted. “We will never turn on him. But we are never going to let him take a decision that hurts him.” The website offered an early taste of this in its disparaging coverage of Mr Trump’s “flip-flop” decision to send more American troops to Afghanistan, which was announced on August 21st and Mr Bannon strongly opposes (see article).
It is a measure of the awe Mr Bannon inspires in America’s media that such fighting talk has largely been taken at face value. Yet he is plainly diminished. In the early months of Mr Trump’s presidency, he had equal footing with the chief of staff, Reince Priebus, who was ousted last month, and launched some of the administration’s most audacious endeavours, including one to deny visas to many foreign Muslims. Yet his populist agenda (dominated by a trifecta of ambitions, to reduce immigration, recreate jobs in manufacturing, especially through trade policy, and withdraw American troops from foreign wars) has since faltered.