This Justifies Bannon’s Thirst For A Totalitarian State, His Advice To Trump Is Truly Frightening
TrumpCare ended up being a complete disaster and House Republicans ultimately decided to gut the new bill before it was even voted on.
Many Republicans opposed the bill and thats what led to the House pulling the plug on it.
According to multiple Trump administration officials speaking to The Daily Beast on the condition of anonymity to talk freely, the president is angry that his first big legislative push crumbled right before his eyes. And now Bannon is advising him to keep a hit list of Republicans who worked for Trumpcare’s defeat.
“[Bannon] has told the president to keep a shit list on this,” one official told The Daily Beast.
“He wants a running tally of [the Republicans] who want to sink this…Not sure if I’d call it an ‘enemies list,’ per se, but I wouldn’t want to be on it.”
One of the aides said that the proposed “hit list” is for Republicans not sufficiently loyal and that the idea of the message is that “we’ll remember you.”
Two senior Trump officials also spoke with The Daily Beast and said that Trump’s and Bannon’s approach on this is “you’re either with us or against us,” and that Bannon wants the tally of “against” versus “with us” mounted in his so-called West Wing “war room.”
Another official said that Bannon advised Trump to “burn the boats.” This is a term used when military commanders in hostile territories order his or her troops to destroy their own ships, so that they have to win or die trying.
“From day 1 in this fight, conservatives have been far more focused on keeping their promises and doing what’s best for their constituents versus any hypothetical political challenges,” another conservative congressional aide said. “That remains unchanged.”