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Koffler in Politico: Bannon is Not Done Yet

Good morning. I thought you’d like to know I have running in Politico today.

From the piece:

Steve Bannon is no snowflake. He’s a grown man, has serious ideas, and is used to laughing off incoming rhetorical fire. But it’s surprising that so many seem to believe his propaganda line that he attaches to himself, “Honey badger don’t give a $%^t.” He does care, and President Donald Trump’s contention Wednesday that Bannon has “lost his mind” and had “very little to do” with his election are not only false statements, but they will come back to haunt the president. Because now he is going to war with perhaps his most critical conduit – other than himself, of course – to the populist Republican base that put him in office. And if he gets too violently at odds with Bannon and his own base, Trump could find himself with a primary challenge from the populist right in 2020.

It’s not that Trump can’t win a “war” with Bannon. He can. If Bannon is a rock star among the conservative populist base, Trump is still the king. But if the president is Elvis to Bannon’s Ozzy Osborne, well, Ozzy still has his fans. That is, given the closeness of the 2016 election, Bannon doesn’t have to convince all of Trump’s legions of supporters to abandon him. Trump may think he won the popular vote, but he didn’t, and just a few ten thousand votes changed in this state or that, and Trump would have lost the Electoral College. Bannon just has to damage him with the base, not kill all his support. And Bannon and his mega-traffic website, Breitbart, are perfectly capable of doing just that, at the very least.

You can read the rest of the article here on Politico.

Happy New Year 2018!

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year. I hope you have great success in the year ahead, and I look forward to another exciting year covering the Trump presidency. It’s not a bad gig, I gotta say.

Looking forward also to reading your comments and continuing to learn from you, my source of knowledge and reason outside the Washington Beltway circle of groupthink.

Keith

Koffler This Weekend on C-SPAN 2 Discussing “Bannon: Always the Rebel”

Rep. Louis Gohmert, R-Texas interviews me about Steve Bannon, his life, and the populist philosophy Bannon believes will sweep away the Republican establishment. The show is Saturday at 10:00 pm and Sunday at 9 pm. Gohmert actually read the book and did a great job asking probing questions. #AfterWords this Saturday 10p & Sunday 9p… Continue Reading

Koffler Writing Bannon Bio and WHD Will Not Publish This Week

I am currently working on a biography of Steve Bannon. To finish it, I’m going to stop publishing White House Dossier this week. Sorry for the inconvenience. I will be returning soon, thank you for your patience. The Bannon book is already available for sale on Amazon. Purchase your pre-order copy here. Or click on… Continue Reading