Steve Bannon says Trump is 'like an 11-year-old child' in recent interview
In the short time that Steve Bannon served as senior counsellor to President Donald Trump, it didn't always seem that the pair saw eye to eye. Though he was an accomplished strategist and a master of manipulating the media, Bannon was simply considered a bit too extreme for Trump's administration, and was fired (or, if you ask Bannon, he "resigned") shortly after the GOP's terrible handling of the Charlottesville riots.
Since then, the 64-year-old Breitbart chairman has not exactly stayed quiet about his relationship with the President. In fact, he's probably been the most vocal out of all of Trump's short-lived official employees.
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Bannon let loose on the President, and revealed that he has contempt for more than just one member of the Trump family.
As well as taking aim at Trump himself, calling the President "an 11-year-old child", Bannon also had a number of negative criticisms to make about the former businessman's daughter and son-in-law.
“[Trump] doesn’t know anything about the hobbits or the deplorables,” Bannon said. “The railhead of all bad decisions is the same railhead: Javanka.”
Bannon went on to say that he blamed Jared Kushner for the rumors about Russian interference in the government, and that he and Ivanka had come to blows on certain issues before.
“[Kushner is] taking meetings with Russians to get additional stuff. This tells you everything about Jared,” Bannon explained. “They were looking for the picture of Hillary Clinton taking the bag of cash from Putin. That’s his maturity level.”
He also blamed Kushner for the firing of former FBI director James Comey, saying “It’s the dumbest political decision in modern political history, bar none." He went on to describe it as a “self-inflicted wound of massive proportions.”
As for his former boss, Bannon was pretty brutal. “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” he said, implying that Trump's original platform has been completely derailed. More and more of his supporters are turning against him, and he currently has one of the lowest approval ratings in the history of the USA.
Moreover, according to some inside sources at the White House, Bannon has reportedly said that he believed Trump only has a 30 per cent chance of completing his first time in office, as he is very likely to be impeached under the 25th amendment.
He didn't seem to be biased in his statements, either, as he actually admitted some accountability for his own fate.
“I realize in hindsight I was just a staffer, and I’m not a good staffer,” he said. “I had influence, I had a lot of influence, but just influence.”
Now that he's distanced himself from the White House administration, however, there are rumours that Bannon might be considering running for President in the future. "I have power," he said. "I can actually drive things in a certain direction."
Needless to say, Bannon is pretty bitter about his experience with his former employer - as is the majority of America. Whether he's right about the impeachment or not will only become clear in the future, but it's certainly worrying to hear such a harsh criticism from Trump's former right-hand man.