Caught up in the breaking story that President Donald Trump had forced out chief strategist Steve Bannon, a CNN panel proceeded to speculate over what this means for an embattled White House — with one pundit venturing Trump is the real problem.
Addressing a recent interview Bannon conducted with the American Prospect, CNN’s John King said Bannon sealed his own fate and possibly the fate of the Trump presidency.
“He said, in Kim, Kim Jong-Un, leader of North Korea, Trump has met his match,” CNN host Wolf Blitzer stated. “The risk of ‘two arrogant fools blundering into a nuclear exchange is more serious than at any time since October 1962’ — two arrogant fools.”
“You shouldn’t say that about your boss,” a smiling King replied, “especially when your boss is the president of the United States. The entire interview is stunning — talking about two arrogant fools, saying his boss of the United States, the president, is a fool. Also pay no attention to the president when the president says ‘locked and loaded,’ ‘fire and fury.'”
“Steve Bannon has been a controversy inside the Trump White House from day one and on this day he is gone,” King added. “The defining question is: Steve Bannon is not the source of the chaos at the White House, he may be part of it. The source of the chaos at the White House is the president. What will the president do?”
“It’s the president who sends mixed signals and conflicting signals or policy,” King continued, ticking off Trump’s difficulties as president. “The president lashes out on Twitter with anger and outbursts and the president dug the ditch much deeper this past week with moral and character failures.”
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‘America is running away like rats’: Watch angry Kurds blame US troops for dead babies as they withdraw
The Associated Press obtained video of Kurds pelting American military vehicles with fruit as they withdrew from Syria.
The video was first captured by a Kurdish news agency, the AP said in a report on Monday.
“Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic. Another shouted obscenities and talked of babies in Kurdish-held Syria who had died in the Turkish offensive.
The scene encapsulated the Kurds’ feelings of betrayal and added a new indignity to a US withdrawal that has been rushed and involved several close brushes with Turkish-backed forces.
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
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White House urged diplomats to stay quiet about withheld aid to Ukraine: ‘Nothing to see here’
As Democrats proceed with impeachment, there are explosive new revelations almost daily related to President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.
On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that top diplomats were instructed to keep quiet about the temporary freeze on the $141 million package of aid to Ukraine.
“Keep moving, people, nothing to see here,” Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary of Europe and Eurasia, said in an email.