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by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

His Friday departure didn’t end his support for Trump, Bannon returning to Breitbart News as executive chairman, telling Bloomberg News on Friday:

“If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up. I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents – on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”

During his American Prospect interview days earlier, he criticized globalist Gary Cohn, former Goldman Sachs CEO/Trump’s chief economic advisor, and “Goldman Sachs lobbying.”

Last Wednesday, he and billionaire Robert Mercer discussed “how Trump could get his agenda back on track,” according to Bloomberg.

Former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg said “Steve played an integral part in the president’s journey.”

“(He) went into the White House and didn’t betray his values, worked every day to advance the agenda that the president was elected on. Trump’s voters may get upset that America’s not being made great again. We’ll find out.”

Deputy assistant to Trump Sebastian Gorka may be the next to go, according to Bloomberg, White House chief of staff General John Kelly “looking to root out Bannon allies and other officials prone to igniting public firestorms.”

On August 7, Bannon submitted his resignation, effective August 14, delayed until Friday because of events in Charlottesville.

An unnamed White House official called him Trump’s most effective advocate. Administration globalists are strengthened by his departure.

Breitbart News said Bannon returns to the organization “a populist hero,” exactly one year to the day since joining Trump’s campaign last August 17, believing BN’s appeal will benefit with him back.

Whether losing another loyalist weakens Trump further remains to be seen. Bannon unleashed as a private citizen could serve his former boss effectively at Breitbart, free from White House politics.

Still, his departure boosts the power and influence of hawkish administration generals and Pentagon commanders, along with Wall Street and other globalists.

Trump remains embattled with him part of or gone from the administration, struggling to save his presidency, a battle he could lose.

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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.