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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