“This Is A Coup, Okay”: Bannon Weighs In On Anonymous Anti-Trump Op-Ed. By Tyler Durden.
“What you saw the other day was as serious as it can get. This is a direct attack on the institutions,” [former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon] said while flying to Italy. “This is a coup, okay”.
The Wednesday column in the New York Times slams Trump’s “amorality” and claims that “Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
Bannon told Reuters that the last time a sitting US president had been challenged like this was during the American Civil War when Democratic General George B. McClellan went after Republican President Abraham Lincoln.
“This is a crisis. The country has only ever had such a crisis in the summer of 1862 when General McClellan and the senior generals, all Democrats in the Union Army, deemed that Abraham Lincoln was not fit and not competent to be commander in chief,” said Bannon — whose departure from the White House was in large part over a fallout with Trump’s “establishment” advisers. Bannon said at the time that the “Republican establishment” sought to nullify the results of the 2016 election and effectively neuter Trump. …
“I am not a conspiracy guy … I have said there is no deep state. It is an in-your-face state.” — Steve Bannon