TRUMP CANCELS PLAN FOR STEVE BANNON “STATUE OF ANARCHY” IN NEW YORK HARBOR
New York (eTruePolitics) – It seemed like such a good idea. Today, post “Fire and Fury,” not so much.
Just days into his term, current president Donald Trump abruptly decided to replace the iconic Statue of Liberty in Upper New York Bay with a monument honoring ‘America’s co-president’ Steve Bannon.
“Steve deserves it,” tweeted Trump at the time, “he works hard. And, he really, really hates the French. Designed it himself! BIGGEST STATUE EVER!”
The new “Statue of Anarchy” was said to be a ‘thank you’ from Trump to Bannon who had long detested Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s sculpture, an 1886 gift from France, which, he never tired of repeating, was originally called ‘Liberty Enlightening the World,’ a description Bannon characterized “as nauseating as it gets.”
But, now with Bannon’s incendiary comments about Trump and his family in Michael Wolff’s just published Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, the Bannon statue is “toast,” said one White House staffer who requested anonymity because she feared for her life.
In a related story, White House press secretary Sarah Huckleberry Sanders said that the administration’s plan to move Plymouth Rock to South Carolina or maybe Georgia.
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