Wednesday, August 17, 2016

When the "Turd Tornado" Joins the Fan

Ben Shapiro has not minced words about his old boss Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon.  Shapiro had been Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News for nearly four years but he left when Breitbart News under the direction of Steve Bannon gave lukewarm support to their reporter Michelle Fields after she alleged an assault by then Trump Campaign Manager Cory Lewandowski.

Ex Editor in Chief Ben Shapiro analyzes how Steve Bannon ruined Breitbart News

Now that Steve Bannon has been named the Trump Campaign's CEO over Paul Manafort, Shapiro offered colorful commentary on CNN of Steve Bannon's character:  a turd tornado.

But Shapiro notes that the appointment of Steve Bannon makes sense as Trump will hear what he wants and will go down swinging.

Bannon is the third effective Trump Campaign Lead in three months (Lewandowski, Manafort and Bannon). All have been brawlers. Time will tell if the new Trump management can keep the candidate on message and expanding the base of potential voters rather than continuing to alienate groups, banish the base and squander campaign opportunities by going off-message.

The announcement of Bannon formally joining the Trump team (his website colloquially had been tagged Trump-Bart for months) overshadowed Trump's "major" law and order speech in West Bend, Wisconsin. 

This continues the pattern of the Trump campaign stepping on their message, as Mr. Trump famously used his post GOP convention presser to revive crazy conspiracy theories about Senator Ted Cruz's father being implicated in the JFK assassination rather than focus on the general election campaign. 

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