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Trump loves people most ‘when they’re walking away’: NYT Maggie Haberman predicts Bannon will return

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New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman predicted that Steve Bannon will likely return to the fold of President Donald Trump.

During a Monday conversation about Steve Bannon’s new role at Breitbart News, Haberman prefaced that she isn’t a psychologist and can’t comment on Trump’s mental health, but it seems people often make a “triumphant return” to the inner circle.

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“People never look as good to Donald Trump as when they’re walking away from him,” she said. “You saw his ability to continue to contact all sorts of people, especially late at night, on his cellphone, in the White House residence or, you know, the regular phone. But Corey Lewandowski, who was the fired campaign manager, is now back working for one of the outside groups. Dave Bossie, who had come to tension spots with the president, is now back in his favor.”

Haberman went on to say, “the president has a way of always wanting what is not there.” While Trump “was very frustrated with Bannon and unhappy with him toward the end,” she said that by Saturday, he was tweeting nice things about Bannon and Breitbart.”He is not interested in, you know, a full-out war, either,” she said.

Also, the Mercer family, close Bannon allies and ultimate Trump supporters, are looking into possible ventures that they can back financially that will “really be a force in the conservative media world,” Haberman explained.

Veteran journalist Errol Louis noted that Bannon’s “tough talk” about getting his war machine back and being ready to fight again looks like chaos more than anything.

“It’s the tough talk you hear from people that are not all that tough,” Louis mocked. “He is in a much weaker position than he could ever be inside the White House.”

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At the same time, Breitbart isn’t in great shape right now either. Louis explained “they’ve lost a bunch of advertisers at Breitbart, they make horrible mistakes of fact that they have to apologize for. It’s just not the same thing.” Bannon can turn that around, but right now, Louis said that it “sounds like they are going to snipe and insult and try to get themselves into the news cycle.”

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Trump is a vampire who feeds off his own followers — and no one deserved to be drained more than Jeff Sessions

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Former senator and disgraced former Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally come, at age 73, to what is almost certainly the end of the road for his villainous political career. On Tuesday night, the right-wing Republican who served as a U.S. senator from 1997 to 2017 lost in his comeback attempt, defeated in the Republican primary for his old seat by Tommy Tuberville, a man whose cartoonish name better suited his previous career as head football coach at Auburn. The runoff election between the two wasn't even close, with the Riverboat Gambler (a silly and self-serious nickname for Tuberville, especially when "The Tubz" was right there for the taking) taking more than 60% of the vote.

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‘Top Gun’ helmet and ‘Alien’ spaceship in Hollywood props auction

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Maverick's fighter jet helmet, Obi-Wan Kenobi's lightsaber, Rocky's boxing gloves and an 11-foot "Alien" spaceship tipped to fetch half a million dollars will go up for auction in Los Angeles next month.

The sale of hundreds of legendary Hollywood movie props will be live-streamed on August 26-27, including items wielded by Indiana Jones and Clint Eastwood's Western outlaw Josey Wales.

A giant model of "Nostromo," the interstellar tug-ship on which Ridley Scott's classic "Alien" takes place, tops the pre-sale estimates at $300,000-500,000.

Constructed mainly of wood and steel, it was personally filmed for the movie's exterior shots by Scott, who had it "repainted dark gray and weathered extensively to imply decades of deep-space travel," said event organizers Prop Store.

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‘Complete and utter moron’: Anti-mask Republican derided after he ‘dismantles himself’ amid grilling from CNN host

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Florida State Rep. Anthony Sabatini (R) is facing a backlash online after appearing Wednesday on CNN to argue against mask mandates, which are intended to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Sabatini told CNN host Brianna Keilar that mask mandates were a violation of Florida's constitution. "This is something government has never done before. We've never had government telling people what you have to do with your own face," he said.

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