The Bannon Factor: GOP Should Brace for ‘Bloody September’ - NECN

The Bannon Factor: GOP Should Brace for ‘Bloody September’

The president's far-right base will delve into issues on DACA to the debt ceiling and the fight to support Trump's program is described as between "grassroots versus leadership"

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    Steve Bannon Out as White House Chief Strategist

    Steve Bannon has departed the White House, where he was President Donald Trump’s chief strategist. His tenure lasted seven months. White House chief of staff John Kelly and Bannon mutually agreed that Friday would be Bannon’s last day, according to a statement from the press secretary that said they were “grateful for his service.” (Published Friday, Aug. 18, 2017)

    While the White House is pushing tax reform and ending a program protecting young people brought to this country illegally, former Trump advisor Steve Bannon will begin a campaign against "globalists" in the administration, sources told NBC News.

    One source said Bannon is preparing to dig in on issues important to the president's supporters on the far-right, calling the campaign "bloody September."

    He's already met with House Freedom Caucus leader Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C, a source said.

    And while Trump is taking on tax reform after announcing that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is being rescinded, Bannon's first "globalist" target in the administration is said to be Gary Cohn, a key tax reform planner.

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    President Donald Trump railed against immigration policies adopted by so-called sanctuary cities at a White House roundtable Wednesday, bemoaning a California law that restricts local and state cooperation with U.S. Customs and Enforcement agents and calling some immigrants "animals." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders doubled down on the comments, saying the president's language was not tough enough. 

    (Published Thursday, May 17, 2018)