By:  Tyler Durden    Aug 25, 2017 7:20 PM

A week after declaring that he is “going to war” to try and save President Donald Trump’s agenda from being co-opted by Trump’s more moderate advisors, “Bannon the Barbarian” – who returned to his post as executive chairman of Breitbart almost immediately after leaving the administration – laid into his political enemies while fleshing out his plan for helping the Trump administration from the outside in greater detail during an interview with the Economist.

Unsurprisingly, Bannon’s attacks centered – as they often do – around the Congressional Republican leadership, specifically, Mitch McConnell. In the interview, Bannon promised to “light up” the Kentucky Republican, whom he blamed for obstructing the president’s agenda. Bannon’s remarks follows a report in the New York Times, published earlier this week, alleging that the relationship between Trump and the senate majority leader has “disintegrated” to the point where the two are no longer speaking to each other.

Bannon has continued to play up the view, espoused by many of his allies, that he will be a much more effective foot soldier for the president’s agenda at Breitbart than in the White House. “In the White House I had influence, at Breitbart, I had power,” Bannon reportedly said several times during the interview…

…And even if Bannon’s war against the globalist is unsuccessful, The Economist acknowledges that he will leave a lasting impact on the administration in thee important ways…

  • The first is related to personnel: Stephen Miller and Jeff Sessions – two bona fide populists – are both crucial players in Trump’s administration…
  • …the second is the conviction, reportedly inspired by Bannon, that Trump is only answerable to his supporters.
  • …and the third is – of course – through his “fog horn” role at Breitbart.

…Bannon – who has consistently exhibited a willingness to cooperate with the mainstream press even while vilifying them in his rhetoric – has granted no fewer than four interviews in the week since he left the White House: To Bloomberg, the Washington Post, The Weekly Standard and now The Economist.

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Source – Zero Hedge

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