Over the weekend, while most of the world was focused on Trump’s atrocious Muslim Ban (no doubt timed to minimize public awareness/outrage), our Asshole-in-Chief conducted an unprecedented reshuffle of the National Security Council. He downgraded the military chiefs of staff and gave a seat to his chief strategist Steve Bannon (former Brietbart head who – in his own words – claimed to have transformed the site into “the platform of the alt-right movement“).
Putting aside the whole A Goddamn Nazi Is On The National Security Council And People Are Somehow OK With It thing for a second, this is how fucked up this is. The guy is a self-described Leninist hellbent on destroying the establishment:
“Lenin,” he answered, “wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.” Bannon was employing Lenin’s strategy for Tea Party populist goals. He included in that group the Republican and Democratic Parties, as well as the traditional conservative press.
And, he’s already calling destructive shots in the White House – Bannon personally overruled the decision by the Department of Homeland Security not to include green card holders in Trump’s ban on Muslims, which completed blew up on him.
So yeah. Trump demoted the Director of National Intelligence (you know, the person who oversees the intelligence agencies) in favor of this guy on the National Security Council.
Here’s a good view into how Bannon sees the world if you want to scare yourself further: https://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/this-is-how-steve-bannon-sees-the-entire-world