Trump’s Monty Python Strategy
Trump’s Monty Python Strategy is that the beatings will continue until moral improves. Trump has doubled down on his primary tactics and insistence that no pivot is necessary. With the hiring of Breitbart’s Stephen Bannon and Fox’s Roger Ailes, Trump has rejected the Republican establishment. With Paul Manafort sidelined, Trump is returning to the good old days when Lewandowski “let Trump be Trump.”
Stephen Bannon is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News. Under his leadership the media website has become Trump’s propaganda outlet, painting everything he says in the rosiest light. Apart from cheerleading for Trump, the majority of their content is right-wing conspiracy theories, Clinton and immigrant bashing, as well as Muslim and anti-semetic hate speech. Bannon and Breitbart are no fans of the Republican establishment either. He is a perfect match for Trump, but they both have the same followers. Trump’s new Campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, also has ties to Breitbart investors.
This pick to head his campaign does explain a lot of the fights Trump has picked so far. Breitbart.com is where Trump was getting his news all along. Take a look through the Breitbart website archives and you all Trump’s victims were attacked on breitbart.com before being targeted by Trump. Whether those attacked, or the white supremacists he retweeted, he found them on his favorite website. Bannon, like Trump’s inner-circle of surrogates, is a mini version of Trump. The trumpettes worship Trump, and try to mimic him. They all display the same arrogant attitude, use bullying tactics, are totally unaware of their lack of knowledge, and have an inability to separate fact from fiction. For the non-trumpettes in the Trump campaign, Bannon will make Lewandowski look like Mother Teresa.
Former Breitbart News editor Ben Shapiro wrote an article on the hire on his website The Daily Wire, saying: “Andrew Breitbart despised racism…….With Bannon embracing Trump, all that changed. Now Breitbart has become the alt-right go-to website, with [Milo] Yiannopoulos pushing white ethno-nationalism as a legitimate response to political correctness, and the comment section turning into a cesspool for white supremacist mememakers.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center described Breitbart under Gannon’s leadership by saying, “Over the past year the media outlet has been openly promoting the core issues of the Alt-Right, introducing these racist ideas to its readership – much to the delight of many in the white nationalist world who could never dream of reaching such a vast number of people.”
Roger Ailes, former head of Fox News, recently lost his job amid a sexual harassment scandal. The Fox News CEO is now facing a sexual harassment Lawsuit from Gretchen Carlson, former host of Fox and Friends. While Ailes has plenty of political campaign experience, and is highly regarded, his new baggage will balance out any gains from his close ties to the Republican establishment. Again, not a hire that will expand his base, or help improve his serious issues with women voters.
Putin has lost his man on the inside, and Reince Priebus has lost control of the Trump campaign. Trump has decided that the best cure for his sagging poll numbers is even more of the same. These hires show that Trump is not even trying to expand his base or unite the party. Instead, he is planning to go down in flames while doing as much damage as possible to Clinton.