Now, the New York Times is reporting that Bannon is stepping down as CEO of Breitbart News, a move forced by billionaire financier and Breitbart stakeholder Rebekah Mercer. (Breitbart confirmed that Bannon has “stepped down.”) The lesson, at least in the short term, is that Trump’s cult of personality is the dominant force in the Republican Party. No one, not even one of the key authors of Trumpism, can challenge Trump without punishment from the party and its donor class.
That is from New Republic, U.S. politics are ringing on my phone, every second.
The Japan Times: Steven Bannon expressed a willingness for Breitbart News to make forays into Asia, signaling the possibility offices headquartered in Tokyo or Seoul might be created. “As long as we provide a platform to get alternatives to what the mainstream is saying, we’re gonna be fine,” he said.
Bannon, former White House Chief strategist visits Japan on Sunday, december 17. He praises Japan was on the right track under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Bannon were in Japan when he said that. He gave his speech at the Japanese Conservative Political Action Conference 2017, co-hosted by the Japanese Conservative Union and the American Conservative Union.