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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:35 PM

Steve Bannon is 100% right about Russia and the Trump campaign

Washington (CNN)In a new book detailing the wild first year of Donald Trump's presidency, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is quoted blasting top operatives in the 2016 campaign for their naivete and idiocy in their dealings with the Russians.

He's absolutely right.

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What Bannon nails in the last line of his quote above is the fact that the "brain trust" of the Trump campaign simply wasn't terribly well versed in the ways that modern campaigns operate. Don Jr. and Kushner are family; neither man had ever been involved in politics at any sort of national level prior to this campaign. Manafort hadn't run -- or really been involved at a high level with -- a campaign in this country in decades.

These were not, in short, the best of the best. Why? Because no one thought Trump had a shot in hell of winning. And, even when it became clear by the spring of 2016 that he actually might win -- that's when Manafort signed on -- no one who had run a previous campaign at the national level in the last decade was willing to touch the radioactive Trump.

... more at http://www.cnn.com/2018/01/03/politics/steve-bannon-guardian-russia-analysis/index.html ...

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UpInArms Jan 3 OP
dchill Jan 3 #1
Nitram Jan 3 #2
red dog 1 Jan 3 #3
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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 12:40 PM

1. And Trumpsky doesn't like to surround himself...

with people smarter than he. Bannon needs to ruminate on that.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 02:31 PM

2. Actually, Trump does choose smarter people if they are as immoral and asocial as he is.

His lawyer is a good example. He trusts people like that, and he needs their smarts, knowledge, and skills.

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Wed Jan 3, 2018, 04:53 PM

3. K&R

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Response to UpInArms (Original post)

Thu Jan 4, 2018, 09:59 AM

4. And still he chose to walk in with that group

into the White House. An ethical person would have quit instantly and reported it.

However, that book deal would have died. Which is a good reason not to buy this book.

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