President Trump has sent out two tweets since Steve Bannon left the White House strongly confirming the analysis made earlier in ‘Bannon thinks he’s on vacation from the White House – but not that he has left it for good‘ that Steve Bannon is only on vacation (perhaps a sabbatical is the most exact concept) from the Trump team.
Bannon in his first statements after leaving the White House made clear that he continues to support Trump. Bannon said he is seeking to free Trump from forces Bannon conceives as against Bannon’s long term goals and his long term opponents within US policy making. This of course centrally includes Bannon’s anti-China agenda and his statement: ‘To me…. the economic war with China is everything. And we have to be maniacally focused on that.’
In his first interview after leaving the White House Bannon told Bloomberg : ‘If there’s any confusion out there, let me clear it up: I’m leaving the White House and going to war for Trump against his opponents — on Capitol Hill, in the media, and in corporate America.”
The ‘love letter’ Tweets from President Trump about Bannon below make clear President Trump fully intends to keep wide channels of communication with Bannon and his supporters.