UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — Less than a week after leaving the White House, one of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers watched as his conservative news outlet attacked the president for his new policy on Afghanistan.
Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist until last week, had long advised the president to keep his campaign promise not to send more troops to Afghanistan.
Bannon returned to the news site Breitbart as executive chairman on Friday Aug. 18.
On Monday Aug. 21, Trump said in a speech the U.S. would double down on Afghanistan until it won the fight against terrorists.
Bannon’s Breitbart publication then blasted the president with the headline “Trump’s ‘America First’ Base Unhappy With Flip-Flop Afghanistan Speech.”
The article said the speech confirmed that without Bannon’s quote, “strong nationalist voice in the West Wing, the President would revert to the same old fare that Americans had voted to reject.”