Steve Bannon, perhaps more than any single person other than the man himself, is the reason Donald Trump is President of the United States.
Bannon is a choleric figure who once described himself as a “Leninist” who wanted to “destroy the state” and “bring everything crashing down”. It must be said that he has come pretty close to doing so. He served as chief architect of Trump’s presidential campaign from the Republican national convention until election day, and then as the senior strategist in the Trump White House, a position from which he has just been ousted.
Why have I heard the name recently? It’s very familiar, but in a weird context.
Well, until Friday he was the senior adviser to the president and one of the most powerful people in America.
No, that wasn’t it. Something about… this doesn’t sound right, but something about sucking his own…
…yeah. That was a quote from a gloriously unhinged phone call between Ryan Lizza, a reporter for the New Yorker magazine, and Anthony Scaramucci, who spent a week as White House Communications Director before being ignominiously canned, in part for giving this quote.
What he said exactly was: “I’m not Steve Bannon, I’m not trying to suck my own cock.”
Can Bannon actually do that?
According to rock and roll legend, Marilyn Manson had two of his own ribs surgically removed in order to autofellate; Bannon, by comparison, looks like he had two dozen ribs for breakfast already. The man is a crepuscular Hutt who looks like he’d rather smother his own firstborn than even enter a yoga studio. I would bet good money that he cannot.
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