Trump is sick of Bannon. (For now, anyway.)

It’s not a coincidence that Bannon got removed from the NSC and two days later, Trump orders missile strikes that Bannon and his “alt-right”/”America First” crowd oppose.

My question is: did Trump simply become outraged because he saw the pictures coming out of Syria, and decided he didn’t care what Bannon said?  Or is this the result of Trump’s long-term dissatisfaction at the series of apparent failures spearheaded by Bannon?

Or is it that Trump is now listening more to his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner than he is to Bannon? (Possibly as a result of said Bannon-led failures?)

There are a number of different explanations, all of which suggest that Trump is pretty impulsive and won’t hesitate to radically change his mind in short order.

But of course, that goes both ways.  If Bannon can get thrown in the doghouse this easily, he can get pulled back out just as quickly. And that’s the main takeaway for me: Trump acts quickly–some would say decisively, others would say recklessly.  Even his apparent friendly relations with Russia couldn’t quell his desire to take action in Syria. It must have really been important to him, because it meant reversing one of his core campaign positions, and losing a lot of his most zealous supporters.


  1. I thought Bannon got sacked because he insulted the son-in-law one too many times. Donald may be impulsive and inconsistent, but his family mafia network is one of his top priorities…woe to the person that crosses them.

      1. I think so, but I’m guessing he’d play favorites based on what would benefit *him* the most. I think the idea is that the kids are supposed to be loyal to him and look out for his best interests.

        Whenever I try psychoanalyzing Trump, I always feel like I need a long shower afterward.

  2. There was a power struggle between Kushner and Bannon. There’s a #FireKushner campaign on Twitter that Breitbart seems to have fueled.

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