MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough wondered how White House strategist Steve Bannon can claim credit for U.S. President Donald Trump’s election as he continues to struggle to maintain his influence in the Trump White House.
On Monday, Scarborough questioned why Bannon thought that he would be able to win in his power struggle against Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — especially in light of the fact that Bannon’s advice hasn’t truly played that essential of a role in either the Trump presidential campaign or early administration days.
Scarborough said, “do you think that Donald Trump has to have Steve Bannon around him to tell him how to win Wisconsin?”
Scarborough and his co-host Mika Brzezinski then agreed that the president always took his own advice. However, panelist Mark Halperin asserted that Bannon was still needed in order for the president to implement his policies.
Scarborough slammed Bannon and Trump, explaining,
“This guy can’t implement making a ham sandwich. What you have said about Steve Bannon actually undercuts Steve Bannon on both counts. First, Bannon’s argument, at least, that he can only make trump be trump, and secondly, that he needs to implement something? This guy botched an (executive order) that screwed his first two weeks of the White House.”
Former communications director for Rand Paul’s presidential campaign Elise Jordan chimed in to add that the failed travel ban established a narrative of incompetence that characterized the first two months of Trump’s presidency.
Scarborough added, “Then he went up to Capitol Hill to sell Congress (on health care reform) and instead threatened them. We saw how that turned out.”
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