Bannon Thinks Trump is King

Steve Bannon showed just how little he understands the Constitution and the system of government it created when he attacked Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell for trying to “nullify” the presidential election by not just giving Trump anything he wants.


Steve Bannon thinks the leaders of the Republican Party are trying to “nullify” President Trump’s election.

“The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face,” Bannon said, according to a transcript of an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes that will air Sunday. “I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious.”

And therefore…what? They are under no obligation to pass laws that he likes. They won elections too and they lead a co-equal branch of government. The president is not a king, he doesn’t get whatever he wants. And the leaders of Congress are not under his authority. He can’t tell them what they must do. They, like him, are beholden to their constituents. That doesn’t “nullify” an election, it’s exactly how the system is supposed to work, where the president is only one of many elected officials with input on national policy. That Bannon doesn’t understand this, or doesn’t care, is quite revealing.

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