Bannon: Unless GOP Falls in Line There’ll Be No ‘Sweetness and Light’

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President Donald Trump’s stalemated agenda on healthcare, tax reform, trade, and funding the border wall will be compromised if establishment Republicans fail to unite behind the president to bring us to “sweetness and light,” ousted White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said.

“If the Republican Party on Capitol Hill gets behind the president on his plans and not theirs, it will all be sweetness and light, be one big happy family,” Bannon told The Washington Post on Saturday.

Just do not expect that “sweetness,” he added to the Post.

As fractured as President Trump’s White House might appear, a fractured GOP in congress failing to move his agenda are equally problematic – and frankly “disheartening” – a former Republican National Committee chairman said, per the Post.

“The reality of it is that even if there were no issues inside the White House, you still have an underlying divide in the Republican Party about how we’ll approach some of these issues,” former RNC chairman Michael Steele told the Post. “To me, that’s the most disheartening part of this.”

When congress returns from its August recess, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will be tasked with unifying the party and passing urgent items such as the debt ceiling and avoiding a government shutdown over failing to pass a budget.

“No administration in history has been so divided among itself about the direction about where it should go,” Bannon told The Washington Post.

President Trump and Bannon have parted ways, but the chaos and Republican discord will remain, according to the report, and Bannon had gone so far as to tell The Weekly Standard on Friday: “the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over.”

“Now, it’s gonna be Trump,” Bannon told the Standard on Friday. “I just think his ability to get anything done – particularly the bigger things, like the wall, the bigger, broader things that we fought for, it’s just gonna be that much harder.”

President Trump has praised Bannon’s service and his aiding in the election victory in tweets this weekend.

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