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Former Breitbart reporter predicts Donald Trump's approval rating drops to 20% if he
fires Steve Bannon
by Nathan'ette Burdine: April 15, 2017

Yesterday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Live with Stephanie Ruhie,” former Breitbart investigative reporter Lee Stranahan told guest host Chris Jansing that Donald Trump will lose a large portion of his white-working class base if he fires former Breitbart CEO Steve Bannon.

Stranahan said to Jansing, “If he kicks Steve Bannon out of the White House, if Gary Cohn and Dina Powell continue to ascend, he’s gonna go down to about 20% because his gonna lose at least I would say half the base.”

A new Marist poll shows that Trump’s approval rating stands at 39% while his disapproval rating stands at 49%.

Those who mostly approve of the job he’s doing are his base, the white-working class.

Questions about whether Trump will maintain support amongst the white-working class have risen due to the shift he has made in his international policy.

Instead of his campaign promise to “Make America Great Again” by not focusing on the international stage, Trump has taken the center stage in international politics.

Last week, the rubber met the road and Trump realized that being president is also about being a leader in the international community.

This revelation resulted after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ordered a chemical attack that left several men, women, and children dead.

Trump’s decision to wake up to the realities of being the president of the United States resulted in scorn from his most ardent supporters like Ann Coulter who tweeted, “Ivanka Cried, Kids Died! Trump’s dramatic U-turn on Syria airstrikes ‘sparked by daughter Ivanka’s heartbreak.’”

Ann Coulter’s comment about Ivanka Trump crying is a result of reports citing sources which stated that Ivanka Trump’s concern over the dead Syrian children contributed to her father’s, Donald Trump, decision to order the military to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles into the Syrian Airforce bases.

It must be noted that Coulter’s comment was not initially well received. Inxsys Sparxs tweeted, “Do you know what America isn’t threatened with? The chance that Ann Coulter might grow a brain, develop a conscious, or contribute something.”

Jen American Chic told Ann Coulter she needed to “STOP THE BS,” while Debra Mason tweeted that Ann Coulter’s comment was making her lose “many fans” and her “credibility.”

Although there were some who criticized Coulter for calling out Trump because of his decision to strike Syria, there are still a considerable amount of Trump’s core base of supporters who did not like his decision to go into Syria.

And their anger about Trump’s decision to strike Syria came to a head after reports surfaced about Steve Bannon being isolated.

A couple of days before the attack in Syria, National Security Adviser (NSA) H.R. McMaster removed Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC).

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was fired after 24-days on the job, placed Steve Bannon on the National Security Council.

Bannon’s role on the NSC drew bi-partisan criticism because of his support for the racist, alt-right, white nationalist movement.

Bannon’s support for the racists, alt-right, white nationalist movement had many concerned about what his true intent was and if he was going to use the NSC as a political tool, as he says to “tear down the system,” in order to replace the American system with a racist, alt-right, white nationalist ideology that sends America back to the days of Jim Crow while also isolating America economically, politically, and militarily from the international community.

Due to Steve Bannon being sideline and talks about his impending exit nearing, Lee Stranahan and Ned Ryun warn that Donald Trump allowing George Cohn, who is an investment banker, and Dina Powell, who worked in former President George W. Bush’s administration, to influence his international policy will pull his most ardent supporters away from him.

Ned Ryun, who is the CEO of American Majority, told Chris Jansing that George Cohn, Dina Powell, Jared Kushner, and Ivanka Trump are New York liberals who are out of touch with the white-working class and that if Donald Trump also bends on healthcare and tax reform then he can kiss his white-working class base goodbye.

Trump, however, is not showing any signs that he is worried about losing the white-working class base if he fires Bannon.

During an interview with Michael Goodwin of the New York Post , Donald Trump downplayed Steve Bannon’s role in his campaign and warned that if he had to choose between his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and Steve Bannon then he would chose his son-in-law.

Trump told Goodwin, “…he (Steve Bannon) was not involved in my campaign until very late. I had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and I didn’t know Steve. I’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like I was going to change strategies because I was facing crooked Hillary…Steve is a good guy, but I told them to straighten it out or I will.”

The main problem Bannon has going for him is that he has failed as Trump’s strategist.

Bannon was one of the architects behind the failed Immigration Bill and the failing Obamacare repeal.

Immigration reform and repealing Obamacare were two of Trump’s main campaign promises.

And the one thing that everybody knows about Donald Trump is that he doesn’t like to lose and the fact that he lost, as he would say “bigly,” on two of his biggest campaign promises is not sitting well with him; which means Steve Bannon’s days of sitting in the White House are coming to an end.

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