The Washington’s Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist Paul Bedard writes that a new book smashes the false media narrative that White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is a “puppet master” pulling President Trump’s strings. Through “exclusive interviews with high profile players from Bannon’s inner circle,” author Keith Koffler details the equal partnership between Trump and Bannon to advance a populist agenda.
From Bedard’s “Secrets” column:
Author Keith Koffler, the editor of White House Dossier and a former Washington Examiner editor, told us, “The media have tried to spin a narrative that Trump is Bannon’s puppet, but I’ve found that to be wholly inaccurate. Trump is not the caricature even veteran journalists portray, that of a malleable opportunist. Rather, he possesses longstanding ideas that Bannon shares and helps buttress and develop. Their relationship really is an alliance of two men who have similar instincts and share a vision for the future of the country.”
Read the rest here.