Friday, April 14, 2017

Report: Trump planning “CENTRIST PUSH” with Reince Priebus at his side?

A tantalizing leftover from this weekend via Mike Allen, although it’s light on details about the “centrist” part. The gist is that Steve Bannon has supposedly been told to either play nice with Jared Kushner and the rest of the “Democrats” in the White House or move on. Cooperation, collaboration, inclusiveness — in theory that should lead to policies that are less nationalist and more “centrist,” but since nationalism is already centrist in many ways, I’m not sure what this means in practice. Is Trump planning to move left on immigration, which would be a bona fide centrist move on his part, or is he planning to move left on infrastructure spending, which is in line with what Steve Bannon himself wants? Where exactly is the “center” on health-care reform nowadays, anyway?
To the extent that Kushner and, to a lesser extent, Priebus are both more “moderate” figures than the ideologue Bannon, then sure, this sounds centrist-y.
Steve Bannon, the engine and soul of President Trump’s hard-edged approach to his first months in office, is increasingly isolated and will be forced out unless he can adopt a more cooperative approach, a top source told me…
A senior official said Chief of Staff Reince Priebus is “with the program” of a more inclusive style, and will stay. Insiders have been feverishly discussing possible replacements and Trump considered a change, but the official said: “Reince is staying.”…
The changing culture: Here are the two crucial words to understand the outgoing style and incoming style: We’re told that rather than “nationalist” vs. “globalist,” think of “combat” vs. “collaboration.”
Read the rest from ALLAHPUNDIT HERE.

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