PHOTO: As Donald Trump signs an executive order, Stephen Miller (second from right) and Steve Bannon (right) look on
Hours after Donald Trump fired Attorney General Sally Yates for saying the President’s Muslim Ban is legally indefensible, I spoke with Monocle 24’s The Globalist about the wider issues around the executive order, notably the grab by Trump and close advisors like Steve Bannon for power by intimidating their own agencies, Congress, courts, and the media.
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The President is erratic. He is a narcissist who is stung by criticism; therefore, he gives the appearance of being irrational.
However, I refer you to his advisors, [chief strategist] Steve Bannon and [Bannon’s assistant] Stephen Miller, who are hyper-rational. They have said for years, working in the media and working as activists, that they will keep people from other religions and other countries out of the US. They have expressed racist views. They have expressed views which are misogynist.
That’s the most worrying thing. If it was Trump on his own, this would just be an erratic President that would sink quickly. But his advisors are keen on pushing this and hoping that [the support of] a minority of Americans will help them get their policies pushed through, no matter how damaging they are.
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