New York (eTruePolitics) – “Steve deserves it,” said Donald Trump in revealing Republican plans for a statue in New York Harbor honoring his beleaguered long time advisor who reported today to the Federal Correctional prison in Danbury CT to begin serving his four month sentence for contempt of congress.  In a formal written statement the former president said he hoped “Steve would be able to see the statue from whatever cell he ends up in.”

Given that the Danbury prison is 71 miles from NY harbor, with challenging sight lines, Mr. Trump’s wish for Mr. Bannon seemed  unlikely.

Or maybe it was an example of Donald Trump’s legendary sense of humor, a dead pan style often misunderstood.

Bannon has long detested Frederic Auguste Bartholdi’s Statue of Liberty sculpture, an 1886 gift from France, which, he has never tired of repeating was originally called ‘Liberty Enlightening the World,’ a description Bannon characterizes “as nauseating as it gets.”

“Mr. Bannon really, really hates the French,” said a Trump aide who said the two men often enjoyed joking about all things French.

“IT’S GOING TO BE THE BIGGEST STATUE EVER!” Trump wrote on his social media outlet.

 

 

 

 

Photo illustration by Ray Dougela