President Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is justified and correct in criticizing Jared Kushner and Donald Trump Junior over their contact with Russia, among other things, suggests Chris Cillizza of CNN. Meeting with people linked to the Russian government right in Trump Tower was a highly impulsive move that highlighted both men’s lack of political experience. Combined with the fact that two former Trump campaign aides admitted to lying to the FBI, this reflects quite poorly on the president. Bannon has rightly predicted the high level of scrutiny that President Trump and his team will face over the way that they handled this situation.
Former presidential Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s verbal attack on President Trump and those close to him is little else but an attempt to seem relevant and dirty Trump’s name, believes David French of National Review. Railing against him, Bannon demonstrates his frustration at being dismissed from the White House. Trump clearly made the right decision in marginalizing Bannon, whose brand of populist politics has been harmful to American society. It was his influence that pushed the president to downplay white nationalism in Charlottesville, thus allowing the alt-right to rise. Bannon is proving his pettiness with this outburst at Trump.