I don't know or care how the grubby boozer Steve Bannon managed to burrow into Donald Trump's diseased brain.
And only a psychiatrist can explain why Trump believed anything Bannon told him.
But now Bannon has granted an interview to CBS' 60 Minutes, and one thing he said did make sense.
Trump's decision to fire James Comey was a huge or yuuuuge political mistake.
Former White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon believes the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey by President Trump was the biggest mistake “maybe in modern political history.”
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that if James Comey had not been fired,” Bannon told interviewer Charlie Rose, “we would not have a special counsel.” “We would not have the Mueller investigation in the breadth that clearly Mr. Mueller is going,” he added, referring to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s appointment to investigate any possible connection between Trump or his campaign with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
And of course this is a bonus.
Steve Bannon accuses Republican leaders of “trying to nullify the 2016 election” https://t.co/dwkCjqwDOk pic.twitter.com/CxDJAlb7KV— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) September 11, 2017
For Bannon's declaration of war on the Republican establishment will set off a civil war that may fragment and destroy that party long before the next election.
If Trump's decision to end a temporary amnesty for the so-called dreamers doesn't do that first.
Mr. Bannon predicted deep division within the Republican Party over Mr. Trump’s recent move to end the program that provided temporary relief from deportation for hundreds of thousands of young people in the United States illegally.
The president set a March end date for the program and asked Congress to come up with a solution in the meantime, a task that Mr. Bannon said could split Republicans and cost them their House majority in the 2018 midterm elections.
“If this goes all the way down to its logical conclusion, in February and March it will be a civil war inside the Republican Party,” he said.
Which is of course music to my ears.
For as I keep repeating, there's nothing I like more than the smell of the Republican party burning in the morning.
Bannon's zombie army is now working for our side now.
Even if it's too brain dead to know it.
And it's going to be a beautiful bonfire...