On The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, author of Devil's Bargain, Joshua Green stopped by to talk about the future of Steve Bannon and how his book might have affected the former chief strategist. Noah said, "Apparently this book that might have got Steve Bannon fired."
Green didn't speak on whether the book actually got Bannon fired but he did say, "I was told by a White House official, 'You know, Trump's not going to read your book but he's going to look at the cover and see Bannon's name actually comes before Trump's name on the book' which it does. Trump doesn't like co-stars and I think the fact Bannon got to be top billing on the book was problematic."
Green spoke with Bannon after he left the White House and Bannon claimed that he wasn't fired but that seems to be neither here nor there because Trump doesn't cut ties. Green said, "So he fired his first campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, kept calling him. He fired a second campaign manager, Paul Manafort, kept calling him until his lawyers made him stop because to have the Russia scandal. I suspect that, after firing or consciously uncoupling with Steve Bannon, that he's still going to have Bannon on speed dial"
Green went on to say that Bannon's "bargain" with Trump was winning him the presidency in exchange for putting into action things like anti-immigration, a wall and a less interventionist foreign policy. But for Bannon, this hasn't worked out.
Green said, "The Trump administration has gone completely off the rails. What he means by 'war' is he's going to fight for the same ideas on the outside not necessarily by taking on Trump directly but by using what he called the 'killing weapon' of Breitbart News to go after Trump's enemies on Capitol Hill and I think in the administration"