Former White House Adviser Steve Bannon absolutely threw the book at economic adviser Gary Cohn.
Cohn was unhappy the way President Trump reacted to the horrific events in Charlottesville and took it out publicly.
“[T]his administration can and must do better in consistently and unequivocally condemning these groups and do everything we can to heal the deep divisions that exist in our communities.”
And in an interview with 60 Minutes‘ Charlie Rose, Bannon laid it out on the table and criticized Cohn saying he should have resigned after making those statements.
“BANNON:You can tell him, ‘Hey, maybe you could do it a better way,’ but if you’re going to break, then resign. If you’re going to break with him, resign,” Bannon said. “The stuff that was leaked out that week by certain members of the White House, I thought was unacceptable. If you find it unacceptable, you should resign.”
ROSE: “So, ho are you talking about?”
BANNON: “I’m obviously talking about Gary Cohn and some other people. If you don’t like what he’s doing and you don’t agree with it, you have an obligation to resign.”
ROSE: “So Gary Cohn should have resigned?”
Bannon ended his interview still strongly supporting President Trump and his stance on Confederate statues, even though he is on the outside looking in.
“What he was trying to say is that people that support the monuments staying there peacefully and people that oppose that, that’s the normal course of — of First Amendment,” Bannon said. “But he’s talking about the neo-Nazis and neo-Confederates and the Klan, who, by the way, are absolutely awful. There’s no room in American politics [for] that. There’s no room in American society for that.”
We could have not said it better. If what he said is accurate then Trump is not done cleaning house.