Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Trump's Candidate Loses To Bannon's Candidate In Alabama Primary

Donald Trump backed a candidate supported by Mitch McConnell in the Alabama primary for the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions after his Attorney General appointment.  Steve Bannon and his alt-right organization backed a more conservative candidate.  Bannon's candidate won the primary by a large majority.  It appears that Trump's support is not enough to influence election outcomes.  His base is fueled by resentment against the "Washington elite";  That is why the voted for Trump in the first place.  Now he is part of the GOP establishment that was unable to repeal Obamacare.  The Civil War in the GOP is alive and well.  Some Republican incumbents have decided not to seek reelection.  Billionaires like the Mercers, who supported Trump, are supporting a challengers to the GOP incumbents in a Tennessee senate primary.  Nobody really understands how this will turn out.

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