Steve Bannon is reportedly on the way completely out of the Trump administration or at least towards a severely diminished role. His high visibility whether on the cover of Time Magazine or shown controlling Trump on Saturday Night Live has irked the sensitive Trump. He’s also linked to the early policy failures including the failure to repeal Obamacare and the twice failed Muslim Ban. Maybe worst of all, he doesn’t get along with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, calling him a “cuck” according to The Daily Beast.
His use of the word “cuck” is reminder of who Bannon is at heart. There have been recent attempts to clean up the word. One variation is “Cuckservative” which they define as a conservative who has sold out conservative values and is a Democrat in sheep’s clothing. The root word, the one Bannon uses had a far darker history. A “cuck” is an emasculated male whose spouse engages in sexual activities with other men. Among white supremacists (of which Bannon is one) it often means the man’s wife engages in sex with black men which to them is the ultimate insult. Steve Bannon is a White Supremacist whose influence has been a factor in the anti-immigrant rhetoric. The attempts at a Muslim Ban. The reversal of the Justice Department in fighting voter suppression and reining in rogue police departments. It will be no loss at all to see him gone. But don’t expect him to go quietly. Nobody puts Bannon in a corner.
Don’t expect Bannon to simply accept an obscure role. He almost quit when he was removed from the National Security Council until the money man who funds Breitbart stepped in and asked him to stay. Bannon will leave kicking and screaming and Breitbart affords him the lofty perch from which he can proclaim that Trump has failed to be a true Nationalist which means he isn’t acting white enough. Bannon was a late arrival to the campaign and may not be a part of the Russia collusion threatening to consume much of the Administration. He does know enough about the inner workings of Trump World to sing a devastating tune. I can’t wait to see him go. Can’t wait to hear all he has to say.