Republican strategist Rick Wilson brutally mocked former White House political strategist Steve Bannon on Wednesday shortly after Bannon was angrily denounced by President Donald Trump.
During a CNN panel on Wednesday, Wilson said that losing Trump’s favor meant that Bannon’s ability to influence American political discourse was about to be weakened dramatically.
“The only way his nationalist populist movement was going to take off if he had Donald Trump as the avatar and the leader of that movement,” Wilson said. “And now Steve Bannon is going to be reduced to preaching to alt-right Pepe the Frog meme boys at a booth in Denny’s.”
Elsewhere in the segment, Wilson mocked Ivanka Trump’s reported political ambitions — and was particularly dismissive of the idea that she would become the first woman president.
“I think that Ivanka Trump is much more likely to be driving a Volvo out to Danbury to be visiting her husband in the correctional facility than she is to become president of the United States at this point,” he said.
“Ouch!” said a visibly shocked Brooke Baldwin as fellow panelist Rick Santorum shook his head in disgust.
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Iran accuses foreign forces of raising Gulf ‘insecurity’ — but doesn’t mention Trump by name
President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday denounced the presence of foreign forces in the Gulf and said Iran will present a peace plan, after its arch-foe Washington ordered reinforcements to the tense region.
"Foreign forces can cause problems and insecurity for our people and for our region," Rouhani said before a military parade commemorating the Iran-Iraq war.
Rouhani also said Iran would present a peace plan to the United Nations within days.
"In this sensitive and important historical moment, we announce to our neighbours that we extend the hand of friendship and brotherhood to them," he said.
Trump holds mass rally with Indian Prime Minister that was more like a campaign event than official one
US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared themselves united in a relentless fight against "terrorism," vowing a close, personal alliance in front of tens of thousands of Indian-Americans.
The two leaders, like-minded nationalists fond of fiery rallies and skeptical of traditional media, heaped praise on each other in an unusual joint appearance inside a football stadium in Houston.
To the bhangra beats of four drummers in saffron turbans, Trump in his dark suit and Modi in a yellow kurta and vest made a grand entrance with arms clenched together to ecstatic cheers from a crowd estimated by organizers at 50,000.
Here’s how the law governing whistleblowers applies to the Trump Ukraine complaint
This week it was revealed that President Donald Trump did something so concerning that an intelligence staffer felt the need to report the incident and file for whistleblower protections.
Trump asked Ukraine to look into scandals about former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. For nearly a year, Trump's former attorney Rudy Giuliani was admittedly working to persuade officials in Ukraine to find "dirt" on the Bidens that they could use in the election. While the accusations against the younger Biden have been disproven, it's suspected, but not confirmed, that this was the incident detailed in the complaint.