Breitbart is getting the wobbles. Hope is still not encouraged in this thread but you might be permitted a stoic grunt of approval. They’re not saying anything they can’t take back yet, but the honeymoon period is over and they’re wondering aloud why Trump doesn’t look at them like he used to before they were married. What do you mean you don’t like Bannon hanging around any more? You said you liked Bannon.
Obviously the delicate sensibilities of a woman are required to mend the relationship, and to that end breitbart have employed the scary skeleton lady.
Lassie is Trump, to be clear, which is maybe not a bad name for him if you’re trying to sound sympathetic to a Trump supporter. Poor lost lassie, stuck in the swamp and slowly drowning.
Trump’s Syrian misadventure is immoral, violates every promise he ran on, and could sink his presidency.
Left to his own devices, uncontaminated by Washington group-think, Trump gets it right.
I’d have put it more that he talked a lot of fantastic bullshit he now has no idea how to follow through with, but ok. The main point of the article is to look at old Trump tweets and quotes and compare them with his actions as president, and I mean, fuck, breitbart, are you sure you want to encourage that sort of behaviour?
But you know who’s really to blame for all this mess? It’s us! Hey guys, we’re on the breitbart! Hi Ann!
While most of the left wailed about the return of Nazi Germany under Trump, savvier liberals saw his vulnerability: flattery. All we have to do is praise him! You’ll be shocked at how easy it is.
And, boy, did they lay it on thick with the Syrian misadventure. No sucker’s bait was left on the floor. Cable news hosts gushed, “Trump became president of the United States tonight!”
Please stop manipulating Trump everyone, he is not a toy he is a serious tool.
The next most popular story is Ann Coulter: Trump’s Syria Strike ‘Very Strange’. It’s a video, watch it yourself if you like videos so much, geez. This is a free service.
They worry the Mercers, is what I think they want to say here. There’s nothing new but it’s very clear which side they’re taking.
The unusual public, lukewarm support from the boss has Bannon’s friends and advisers worried he will soon be out of a job. But shedding Bannon would be no simple staff shake-up. More than any other member of Trump’s orbit, the former media executive and radio host, known as a bare-knuckle political fighter, has a following all his own. He is viewed by many in the conservative core as the ideological backbone in a White House run by a president who boasts of his flexibility.
Seven thousand comments on that one, everything from “Bannon is in tune with we, the people, who elected Trump. Jared is not” from somebody with a peaceful Jesus avatar to “Trump is acting like an insecure cuck” from Anime Nazi Troll 3000. Of the comments I bothered to trawl through there’s all of one guy defending Trump to the hilt, and he’s working hard for not many likes.
Breitbart comments change tone significantly from one thread to the next, I guess people who like Trump mostly stick to the positive articles while people having doubts will pile into the negative articles, which is why it’s so interesting to see breitbart giving the doubters so much air and why it’s interesting to see that the four most popular articles are all Trump-negative. Which brings us to number four:
Trump talked a lot of shit about NATO, but once sat in a press conference with the NATO Secretary General he didn’t have the front to repeat any of it. The seven thousand comments on this article strive for a deeper understanding and mostly decide this is to do with Bannon’s estrangement.
An interesting highlight from the comments:
Trump is a huge disappointment, but what is worse is how Breitbart.com has forsaken their values to now propagate for Trigger-happy Trump the CFR hand-puppet.
Breitbart have got a tiger by the tail, don’t they? They can steer it so much but if it really decides it wants to eat Trump, they’ll have to let it eat Trump if they want to keep the breitbart bandwagon together. I guess if it comes down to it though they can just buy another populist right-wing rag.