There are few things as dramatic as a public falling out between friends. During the 2016 Presidential campaign, Donald Trump and Steve Bannon made a great team. One was a television star with a charismatic, populist appeal, while the other was an alt-right media mogul who felt tuned in to the wave of dissatisfaction sweeping through middle America. Together they were able to win a race even the most optimistic polls showed them losing.
But now it seems Trump's and Bannon's relationship is at an end:
The morning of Wednesday, January 3, New York Magazine and The Guardian published an excerpt from Michael Wolff's new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Several passages feature Bannon, as Chief Strategist for the White House, saying some pretty unflattering things about Trump, his family, and his administration.
For instance, referring to how much the President understands about policy, Bannon commented:
He knows what he knows.