TPM: Kushner Coup Like Something Out Of An 'Alt-Right Snuff Novel'

Chris Menahan
InformationLiberation
Apr. 09, 2017

TalkingPointsMemo writer Josh Marshall said the overthrow of Steve Bannon by Jared Kushner, Gary Cohn and Steve Mnuchin is like something out of an "alt-right snuff novel."

From TalkingPointsMemo, "Inside the Emerging Trumpian Alt-Right Snuff Novel":
All signs suggest we're now in the "President Trump has full confidence in Michael Flynn" phase of Steve Bannon's tenure in the Trump White House. I don't know whether this is some moron genius dialectic on Bannon's part or just Karma. But can we miss that the man who gave coherence and verve to Trump's campaign against the 'globalists' and unrooted cosmopolitan elites is about to be booted by the President's Jewish tycoon son-in-law and a group of bankers (yes, Jewish bankers) from Goldman Sachs? These are I confess uncomfortable observations, but consider this ...

It is always important to remember that Steve Bannon came late to Trump's campaign. ... it was only with Bannon's arrival that Trump took on the much more coherent and consistent language of Europe-derived rightist nationalism, anti-"globalism" and the thinly covert language of anti-Semitism. ... Bannon packaged it together and tailored the suit. It was pure Bannon, remember, who was behind the speech that became this notorious anti-Semitic closing ad, released on November 5th, 2016.

And yet here we are and let's not shy away from it. All accounts suggest that Bannon has fallen from grace and will soon be fired by the President. His ouster comes as the loser in a battle with a group of Jewish Goldman Sachs (Cohn, Mnuchin) bankers and the tall, dapper and yet nebbishy Jewish legacy real estate tycoon Jared Kushner. (I'm Jewish. I can say all of this.) It all reads like the kind of alt-right morality play one of Bannon's deplorables might have written in some grand alt-right dystopic novel. Even the non-Jews are veritable auslanders: A key new player is Dina Powell (born Dina Habib), an Egyptian immigrant (albeit a Copt) who was herself a banker at Goldman Sachs in addition to being a Republican policy insider.

...let's stipulate now that if the 'alt-right' wanted to write a betrayal narrative that touched all the ideological erogenous zones on that fetid body of thought they could scarcely have come up with material more charged, melodramatic and grand.
Really makes you think.

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