White House on ‘Sloppy Steve’ Bannon: ‘New Phone, Who Dis?’

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Who the hell is Hogan Gidley? Turns out he’s the deputy White House press secretary who was talking mad smack about former White House strategist “Sloppy Steve” Bannon.

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“I don’t believe there is any way back for Mr. Bannon at this point,” Gidley told reporters aboard Air Force One, Yahoo! Finance reports.

Just a few months ago, Bannon was the white, hooded sheet behind the orange bucket of KFC that 53 percent of white women helped vote into office. But life comes at you fast, and Bannon was shown the door, and then excerpts from Fire and Fury began leaking and have slowly begun to burn the White House from the inside out.

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In the book, written by Michael Wolff, Bannon called a meeting by Donald Trump Jr. (aka not-Ivanka) and Jared “Got Dem Visas” Kushner and a Russian lawyer “treasonous,” and that was all it took. Bannon was banished, and now he’s looking real weak on these “alt-right” streets.

Within hours of the book excerpts becoming public, President Donald Trump released a statement basically stating, “New phone, who dis?”

“When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind,” said Trump, who has since repeatedly derided Bannon as “Sloppy Steve.” Trump also added that Bannon has “nothing to do with my presidency,” Yahoo! reports.

Gidley noted that his lord and overseer had been very clear that he didn’t mess with Bannon anymore.

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“The president has been very clear on his thoughts; issued a four-paragraph statement about Mr. Bannon. Zero ambiguity in those statements,” Gidley said, later adding, reports Yahoo!, “The president pointed to that and also pointed that Mr. Bannon is not in it for the country but instead in it for himself. And those statements still stand.”

Gidley also said that Bannon crossed the line by mentioning the president’s children.

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“When you go after somebody’s family, in the manner in which he did—two of the president’s children who are serving this nation, sacrificing in their service—it is repugnant, it is grotesque,” Gidley said of Bannon. “I challenge anybody to go and talk about someone else’s family and see if that person doesn’t come back and come back hard.”

Bannon is now out here looking like a lost racist dog with the skin of rotten Swiss cheese and no home, because the White House doesn’t want him anymore.

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Read more at Yahoo! Finance.

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One thing I wish people would call Trump out for a little bit more is how he always ends up denigrating the people who used to work for him.

Not because he’s a childish fuckwit who calls people names. But because almost every single fucking person who leaves his administration (and holy Jesus is that a lot of fucking people) ends up getting described as incompetent, unimportant, disloyal, etc.

What I want to know is-why the fuck is Donny Two Scoops so incapable of hiring people who won’t turn out to be some little bitch a few months later? Cuz like, those people exist. They are out there. But nearly every single person Trump surrounds himself with ends up being a nobody a few months later.

At the very least, dude is a really shitty manager/employer. I feel like this needs to be asked every single time he discredits another former member of his administration. Donald, why are you not hiring better people in the first place? Keep asking until he explodes. I doubt it would take more than maybe 3 days, tops.