A long-time Washington D.C. insider is delivering a devastating analysis about the inner workings of President Donald Trump’s White House.
Joe Scarborough is a former Republican Congressman and a current political media analyst for MSNBC. In his latest message to viewers, he says that Steve Bannon is actually calling the shots in the Trump administration, rather than Trump himself.
Here’s a partial transcript of Joe Scarborough’s comments this week about President Donald Trump and Steve Bannon:
“Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about policy. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about politics. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about anything. You listen to him talk about any topic, and he wanders from sentence to sentence,” Scarborough said.
“Steve Bannon is now the president of the United States and that was more clear yesterday than ever before,” he added.
Donald Trump is the president in title only.
So says MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, who used his platform on “Morning Joe” Friday to single out chief adviser Steve Bannon as the ultimate source of executive power in the White House, based on Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris accord on climate change.
Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner have reportedly feuded with one another for influence within the administration, with Kushner having the upper hand after the chief adviser botched several high-profile efforts, including numerous executive orders and the rollout of health care reform. Based on Trump’s Thursday decision, however, it would seem Bannon has regained his status.
“What we saw yesterday is that … Time Magazine was right,” Scarborough said, referring to Time’s February cover, which prominently featured Bannon and reportedly upset Trump. “Steve Bannon is president of the United States.”
Here is the Time Magazine cover that Scarborough was referring to, which was published this past February (via Twitter):
— TIME (@TIME) February 2, 2017
Scarborough served three terms in the Congress as a Republican U.S. Representative from Florida and he’s also interviewed hundreds of politicians as a host on MSNBC. In other words, he knows what he’s talking about.
People should take this warning very seriously – Steve Bannon is dangerous and he’s calling the shots in Washington D.C.!