Lock Him Up: Trump’s Ties To Steve Bannon and the Border Wall Fraud

Another day, another Donald Trump associate arrested. The Confederacy of Felonious Trumpsters keeps growing with such dubious luminaries as Roger Stone, Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn, Rick Gates, George Papadopoulos, and Michael Cohen. And now we can add Trump’s senior White House advisor, Steve Bannon. Not bad for an impeached president who routinely demonstrates his contempt for the law.

Donald Trump, Prison

Steve Bannon served Trump both in his campaign and on his White House staff. Prior to that he eagerly fluffed Trump as the executive chairman of the ultra-rightist Breitbart News. Bannon was taken into custody Thursday morning after being arrested on multiple charges of fraud. As reported by CNN

“New York federal prosecutors on Thursday charged Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon and three others with defrauding donors of hundreds of thousands of dollars as part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump’s border wall.”

The private effort to build a border wall along the southern border of the United States was never a particularly good idea. It had no legal basis and it’s principals were shifty characters with prior records of legal misconduct, including being banned from Facebook.

When asked about Bannon’s arrest, Trump immediately deployed his standard (and nearly incoherent) defense when tied to scandal: Deny, deny, deny. By Trump’s account he has never met any of the people, with whom he clearly had close relationships, after they were brought to justice. In a statement Thursday morning (video below), Trump said that…

“I feel very badly [for Bannon]. I haven’t been dealing with him for a long period of time as most of the people in this room know. He was involved in our campaign…and for a small part of the administration, very early on. Haven’t been dealing with him at all. I know nothing about the project other than I didn’t like when I read about it, I didn’t like it…It sounded to me like showboating. And I think I let my opinion be very strongly stated at the time. I didn’t like it. It was showboating and maybe looking for funds, but you’ll have to see what happens. I think it’s a very sad thing for Mr. Bannon. I think it’s surprising…I didn’t know any of the other people even. But it’s, it’s sad it’s very sad.”

Poor Steve. But Trump wishes him well, just like he did for his good friend, pedophile sex trafficker and Jeffrey Epstein associate, Ghislaine Maxwell. Trump’s rambling and manically repetitive statement was a vain attempt to distance himself from Bannon and the bogus border wall project. However, despite his claim, there is no record of Trump ever expressing his opposition to the project, nor referring to it as “showboating.”

On the other hand, there is a video record of Donald Trump, Jr effusively praising the project and its founder, sycophantic Trump disciple Brian Kolfage. Trump spawn Little Don raved that the scam was “what capitalism is all about. This is private enterprise at its finest. Doing it better, faster, cheaper than anything else. What you guys are doing is pretty amazing.”

It never fails. Every time a Trump flunky gets caught, Trump runs for cover. It’s emblematic of the cowardice that is an all too obvious component of his character (or lack thereof). But the evidence quickly emerges that proves his guilt. Most of the time, Trump will try to deflect by squeezing in an entirely irrelevant swipe at Barack Obama. However, with so many people getting indicted, convicted, and sometimes pardoned (which is a de facto confession of guilt) by Trump, no sane person can still say these are coincidences. But then, “sanity” has never been a word used in connection to Trump or the cult that worships him.

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7 thoughts on “Lock Him Up: Trump’s Ties To Steve Bannon and the Border Wall Fraud

  1. The article should have mentioned that one of the arrestees was timmie shea, tumpty’s “acting ” DEA chief and billie barr buddy. Was it actually timmie that billie was trying to protect when he lied to oust Berman and get another unqulified trumpty sycophant to replace him?

  2. ‘Trumpty’ ROFLMAO! Generally speaking, I’m amazed that all ‘Trumpty’s’ good chums haven’t realised that a president who does not respect the law of the country he’s meant to be President of, does not respect the Constitution and couldn’t tell the truth to save his life, does not respect his supporters either! If they go down because he decides to break another law or three, he won’t give a tin s**t. That’s when they will want to law to work, and they’ll find it’s non-existent.

    • Jo, all the sycophants are in denial. They know that Trump has absolutely no loyalty to any of them but they’re afraid to admit it and too gutless to do anything against Trump which might save them from the disaster looming up. Only Romney has broken ranks and even then, it was a half-measure: he voted both FOR and AGAINST the 2 articles of impeachment. That hypocritical fence-straddle was the bravest GOP move of the Trump era. They’re all sad little rats and they’ll go down with Trump’s sinking ship.

      • What Trumpet-arse’s supporters remind me of, apropos of your observations, is a news item I saw when Kim Jong-il was still in power. Interviews with citizens of North Korea, all with rictus smiles and terror in their eyes praising their ‘Little Father’ as they scratched an existence and slowly starved to death. Trump supporters are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. They don’t get loyalty points, they don’t get recognition for carrying out his underhand deals – they just get hung out to dry when the enquiry starts coming a bit too close to the Oval Office. The next one in the Trump gun-sights will be Kellyanne Conway, whose resignation came so hard on the heels of Bannon’s arrest…It’s also astonishing how many people Trumpet-Arse ‘doesn’t know’ and ‘never met’, people who are in numerous photos with him and with whom he had and evidently close friendship…Didn’t he even try and claim he’d never met Stormy Daniels? How on earth can ANY red-blooded half-way sane American voter believe any of his utter rubbish in the face of all contradictory evidence? God help America.

        • Your comment re N Korea’s a perfect analogy. As for the dreadful Kellyanne, let’s see if she shows up at the Trump Show oops sorry convention as planned & if so, what she says. I wonder how quickly they could pull her off camera if she began revealing some long-overdue truths from inside Trumpland. And re all that contradictory evidence: cultists who only watch Fux or listen to Lush Rambo don’t see or hear any of it. Barr & Murdoch got rid of Sheppard Smith, Fux’s only actual journalist, so the fascist rants could dominate 24/7. God help America indeed.

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