Despite the media feeding frenzy surrounding Bannon’s rapid fall from power, Trump remains the President. Trump, by instinct, came to many of the same conclusions in his campaign that Bannon has over the last several years.
But ultimately, voters identified with Trumpism, not Bannonism.
Bannon’s departure will not spell the undoing of the Trump administration and its agenda unless this feud signals an unlikely decision by the President to abandon the principles that got him elected in the first place.
So why, then, has Bannon’s precipitous decline generated so much glee among the bipartisan elite in Washington?
Why are people as disparate politically as Bill Kristol and Sally Kohn coming together in such a triumphalist gloating spree?