“Friends and allies of Steve Bannon had been warning him for weeks to lay off Jared Kushner — telling him that President Trump would turn against him if he kept publicly attacking the son-in-law.
What we’re hearing: Tommy Hicks, a Trump campaign fundraiser and the chairman of the favored pro-Trump outside group America First Policies, relayed a message from the White House to Bannon to “knock it the f— off” or else Trump would blow him up, according to two sources with direct knowledge.
Republican operative Arthur Schwartz was another of Bannon’s friends who warned him about fixating on Jared too much and pushing Trump over the edge. …”
I think the Alt-Right has been too quick to turn on Bannon.
While we have major differences with Bannon’s project of civic nationalism, the fact remains that Bannon was right to go after the Jewish pit viper “Fredo” who has singlehandedly derailed the Trump administration. In between Trump and Bannon, it is also Bannon who has the more populist ideology and is pressing the case on trade and immigration. Clearly, he is the lesser of two evils here.