There is no shortage of people who will tell you that Donald Trump won’t make it four years as President. If you ask 10 people they can probably come up with 10 reasons, all perfectly reasonable, as to why Trump will have to leave office. That being said, it’s surprising to learn that one person who thinks Trump won’t make it is Steve Bannon.
You’ll recall that Bannon was the architect of Trump’s final push in the campaign. He reinvigorated Trump, and helped to push him across the finish line, along with Vladimir Putin. He led the charge of turning Trump into some sort of change agent that would “drain the swamp”.
After the inauguration, Bannon joined Trump in the White House as his Chief Strategist. It is widely believed that Bannon, the leader of Brietbart and its alt-right audience, is responsible for Trump and his dog whistles to the alt-right and white supremacists. Although he was forced to leave the White House after only seven months, Bannon still holds tremendous influence in the White House, and is leading the charge to overthrow the Republican establishment.
With all that as the background, it’s somewhat surprising to hear that Bannon doesn’t think Trump will make it through his first term.
Even before Corker’s remarks, some West Wing advisers were worried that Trump’s behavior could cause the Cabinet to take extraordinary Constitutional measures to remove him from office. Several months ago, according to two sources with knowledge of the conversation, former chief strategist Steve Bannon told Trump that the risk to his presidency wasn’t impeachment, but the 25th Amendment—the provision by which a majority of the Cabinet can vote to remove the president. When Bannon mentioned the 25th Amendment, Trump said, “What’s that?” According to a source, Bannon has told people he thinks Trump has only a 30 percent chance of making it the full term. – Vanity Fair
Now, Trump supporters will point out that Bannon is predicting the “swamp” destroying Trump’s presidency. The bottom line is that even Bannon recognizes that if Trump stays on his path, his tenure may become untenable and even his hand-picked cabinet may decide that they have to step in.
Hey, it doesn’t matter how we get there. Whether Robert Mueller finds the smoking gun from Russia or if Trump’s own cabinet has to pull the plug. Let’s just get to the end that we all know is inevitable.
— 🇺🇸Patriot 24/7🇺🇸 (@TrumpTrain45Pac) October 10, 2017