Donald Trump’s former campaign CEO and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon has decided, for some reason, to go ahead and confess that the Trump campaign was illegally conspiring with Russia during the election. Specifically, Bannon is accusing Donald Trump Jr of “treasonous” behavior when he met with the Russian government to try to obtain dirt on Hillary Clinton. Bannon just set himself up as the key witness, and ensured that Junior will end up in prison, among others. Junior isn’t exactly taking the news well.
Here’s a sampling of what Donald Trump Jr has been tweeting in the hours since the Steve Bannon news broke. First he tweeted this: “Wow, Just looked at the comments section on Breitbart. Wow. When Bannon has lost Breitbart, he’s left with . . . umm, nothing.” If you’re tempted to check the Breitbart comments yourself just to see if Junior is telling the truth, but you’re afraid that stink will never come off, don’t worry, we took the hit for you. The Breitbart comments suggest that some alt-lunatics are siding with Trump and others with Bannon. So Junior is wrong. But he kept going nonetheless.
Anthony Scaramucci tweeted this today, after having once infamously accused Steve Bannon of trying to suck his own cock: “I said what I said in the Summer take out the expletives and pay closer attention.” Donald Trump Jr eagerly retweeted Scaramucci, even though some media reports have suggested that Junior was one of the people who helped get Scaramucci fired after his crude Bannon remark.
Donald Trump Jr is also attacking Steve Bannon over the Alabama Senate race, ludicrously claiming that the Republicans would have won by thirty points if Bannon hadn’t gotten involved. In reality, the Republican Party lost that seat primarily because Donald Trump is so toxically unpopular that a lot of Republican voters ended up just staying home. In any case, Junior seems to think he can tweet his way out of prison. Good luck with that.
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