(National Sentinel)Â Under Siege: Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon said Saturday that POTUS Donald Trump is facing a “coup” unlike anything any previous U.S. president has experienced since the Civil War.
As reported byÂ Reuters, Bannon — responding to an anonymous op-ed published byÂ The New York Times last week claiming the Trump White House is in chaos and that many close advisers regularly thwart the president’s agenda — said during a flight to Italy, “What you saw the other day was as serious as it can get. This is a direct attack on the institutions. This is a coup, okay?
The column slammed POTUS Trump’s “amorality” and claimed that “Many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
Bannon told the newswire service the last time something like this has happened was whenÂ Democratic General George B. McClellan went after Republican President Abraham Lincoln after Lincoln fired him in November 1862 for failing to pursue Confederate commander Gen. Robert E. Lee aggressive enough after the Battle of Antietam.
“This is a crisis. The country has only ever had such a crisis in the summer of 1862Â when General McClellan and the senior generals, all Democrats in the Union Army, deemed that Abraham Lincoln was not fit and not competent to be commander in chief,” said Bannon, who was forced out of the White House largely due to a fallout with the president’s “establishment” advisers.Â At the time, Bannon said the “Republican establishment” wanted to nullify the results of the 2016 election and effectively neuter POTUS — which is what the Obama establishment sought to do before it left office, i.e. Spygate.
â€œThere is a cabal of Republic establishment figures who believe Donald Trump is not fit to be president of the United States. This is a crisis,â€ Bannon said.
“I am not a conspiracy guy … I have said there is no deep state. It is an in-your-face state,” he added.
We have made a similar observation. Last week, after the op-ed appeared, we reported:
Americans may have a legitimate constitutional crisis on our hands because the letter proves without any doubt that this president is a victim of subversion.Â Americans,Â this is as bad as it gets short of an open coup attempt, though make no mistake,Â that is the goal.
Whatâ€™s more,Â there is no functioning system of justice in placeÂ to check the advance of the saboteurs.
Bannon also predicted that socialist-leaning Democratic candidates will be treated the same as POTUS Trump by the Washington political establishment.
Donâ€™t think it will be any different if you take power,” Bannon warned. “Because this is the established order dictating that they know better than the people.”