Friday's HOT MIC
Some in the alt-right are threatening to go to war with Trump if he fires Steve Bannon. In a Periscope broadcast this week, Mike Cernovich threatened to "go TMZ" on Trump if he kicks Bannon to curb. (Cernovich thinks H.R. McMaster needs Bannon out of the way so he can get the ground war in Syria he's been wishing for.) (I'm just the messenger of this story, not the explainer.)
“If they get rid of Bannon, you know what’s gonna happen? The motherlode," Cernovich said. "If Bannon is removed, there are gonna be divorces, because I know about the mistresses, the sugar babies, the drugs, the pill popping, the orgies. I know everything."
He added, "If they go after Bannon, the mother of all stories is gonna drop, and we’re just gonna destroy marriages, relationships—it’s gonna get personal.”
He sounds nice.
Cernovich says plenty of less-then-credible things, so take the threats with a grain of salt. But do take seriously the gathering thunderclouds amongst the ultra-far right loyalists. And note the seething anger about "globalists" within the Trump administration. In another Periscope broadcast, Cernovich railed about the globalists and said that the base is losing interest in Trump. "I'm not feeling him. I'm just bored," he complained, noting that he hadn't checked Trump's Twitter feed in two days. "You have to rally the troops every day," he warned. "Troop morale is down. Enthusiasm for Trump is down." It's apparently starting to dawn on these folks that #WAR is a lot more fun than actual war—and certainly more exciting than the tedious work of governing.