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Establishment Rising in Trump’s White House: Noonan Says Efforts to ‘Take Out’ Bannon ‘Low, Unseemly, Ugly’

Pulitzer prize-winning columnist Peggy Noonan writes in the Wall Street Journal about the efforts to take out White House strategist Steve Bannon. While offering a candid assessment of Bannon’s shortcomings and strengths, Noonan summarizes Bannon’s populist and nationalist worldview as outlined in a speech he gave at the Vatican in 2014 — a speech that predicted the issues that propelled Trump to victory in 2016.

Virgil: The Age of the Lion — Donald Trump Meets Andrew Jackson

It’s too early to know what will become of the Trump presidency, and yet we can already gain some clues as to where its leader is heading. And we can start by looking at the seventh president, Andrew Jackson, who is very much a model for the 45th president.

Virgil: Making America Great Again—Or Not: The Establishment Targets Trump’s Top Strategist

Attacks on Stephen K. Bannon, the former executive chairman of Breitbart, slated to become the top strategist in the Trump White House, are nothing new. Just since the election, Mother Jones magazine has called him “worse . . . than a racist,” Joy Behar labeled him “a fascist,” and former Vermont governor Howard Dean insisted, against all evidence, that he is “a Nazi.” You get the idea. Despite the many false labels, Bannon’s actual views can only be described as Trumpian, and he has held them for a long time. So of course the globalists hate him, too.

Virgil: Trump’s Nationalist Vision vs. the Gospel of Globalism

It’s possible, perhaps even likely, that under President Trump we will once again become a nation for all Americans—even Middle Americans. We could yet be the “city on a hill” that Ronald Reagan so eloquent described. That is, a true center-right “Team America,” united in its determination to work hard and do well, with US citizens coming first. Of course, not everyone thinks that what happened on Election Day 2016 was a beautiful thing, because they have been living their lives according to a vision much different than Trump’s economic nationalism.

Dec. 18: UN’s “International Migrants Day”

Although one of President Bill Clinton’s last “accomplishments” on the cusp of leaving office 16 years ago was rallying the international community to establish “International Migrants Day,” Brexit and election of Donald Trump mark the beginning of a new nationalism.