WASHINGTON – President Trump’s former chief strategist predicted a “nasty” yr ahead for the commander-in-chief who faces an onslaught of political and licensed troubles.
“I think that 2019 is going to be the most vitriolic year in American politics since before the Civil War,” Steve Bannon suggested CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “And I include Vietnam in that, I think we’re in … for a very nasty 2019.”
Bannon, who was ousted from the White House in 2017, cited the upcoming launch of explicit counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report, the ongoing investigation into Trump’s inaugural committee and House Democrats’ congressional oversight as upcoming landmines.
“I think the next 90 days to four months is going to be a real meat grinder,” acknowledged Bannon, who moreover was Trump’s advertising and marketing marketing campaign CEO in 2016.
Adding to the contentious yr ahead, Bannon acknowledged he “definitely” expects Trump will face GOP main challenges from the additional common wing of the celebration.
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan have considered presidential runs, though they have not made any announcement.
While the subsequent few months will be troublesome, Bannon predicted Trump will prevail.
“I think he comes out in a much more battle-hardened position,” Bannon acknowledged. “I think it’s going to be a very tough four or five months … but I think it will get him very focused.”