This whole situation with Steve Bannon reminds me of one of those parallels of life that we all go through at one point or another.
Many years ago, I was working for a company that I really enjoyed working for. One day out of the blue, I got told that I was going to be let go at the end of the week. It wasn’t due to any performance issues or anything like that.
It was just due to some cutbacks that they had to make and people with less seniority were going to be the first on the block. Which meant me.
I was justifiably upset but I did what anyone with drive and ambition does, I went out and looked for another job.
About four months later, I was driving somewhere and decided to give my old foreman a call. He had said that things might change in terms of needing people and that I should drop in on him some day. So, I gave him a call and we spoke for about fifteen minutes then he said he would talk to the plant manager.
A day later I got a call back saying I was starting the next week. Apparently, it was because I didn’t bad mouth everyone and their brother on the way out.
Steve Bannon should have taken that model of thought. Things change in any sort of job setting and the White House is no different. People come and go all the time but Bannon just had to shoot himself in the foot.
Steve Bannon has shown that he is really in it for himself when he called Don Jr. a traitor in the new anti-Trump book.
After President Trump called him out in a scathing statement, Bannon is now begging for his forgiveness. It’s actually pretty sad.
“Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around,” said Bannon in a statement.
“My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama,” wrote Bannon.
“President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus. I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to stand in the breach for this president’s efforts to make America great again,” wrote Bannon.
He then tried to justify his comments in the book. “My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of ‘the evil empire’ and to making films about Reagan’s war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in selling uranium to them,” he wrote.