Is this the real reason the billionaire Mercers cut off Steve Bannon?

US President Donald Trump

Indeed, he has gladly done so in the past - in 2016, when he backed Paul Nehlen's hilariously impotent attempt to oust Paul Ryan from his congressional seat in Wisconsin's first district; and a year ago, when he threw his weight behind the Senate candidacy of Alabama Republican Roy Moore, even as the former judge imploded and ended up handing the seat to a Democrat.

But why does Bush call Bannon a "honey badger"?

The theory behind the motto is that honey badgers have thick skin, allowing them not to get rattled by petty things.

Also since honey badgers have that air of nonchalance about them, they are often seen preying on animals that are bigger in stature and more lethal than they are in real life - evidence being the several videos of honey badgers hunting, available on social media.

Karl Rove joined Dana Perino on "The Daily Briefing" to react to President Trump's apparent break with Steve Bannon.


Bannon's main financial backer is formally cutting ties with the former Trump adviser.

Billionaires Bob and Rebekah Mercer say they've cut Steve Bannon off from the millions that have kept him a key player in right-wing politics and in the White House over the past year.

Bannon's comments came in response to Justin from California, a caller-in to Breitbart News Tonight noting President Donald Trump's recent criticisms of Bannon. Trump reportedly found the allegations fodder for jokes.

While Trump has targeted his former chief strategist, Bannon has voiced support for Trump after the release of his comments in the book. "I support President Trump and the platform upon which he was elected", the statement read. "He has no earthly idea whether he's coming or going, just like it was when he was president of the United States".

The Washington Times put it more bluntly in a headline: "Are Bannon's Breitbart days numbered?"

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