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Michael Flanagan: Bannon 'a Giant Ego' Who Can't Deal With Not Being POTUS

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Friday, 05 January 2018 04:59 PM

Former Rep. Michael Flanagan lashed out at President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, portraying him as "a giant ego" who couldn't deal with the fact he is not commander-in-chief himself.

"Anyone who's ever run a campaign knows at some point, someone very high up in the campaign decides he should be the candidate, that the candidate is unworthy … [He says] 'this guy's a dope, I should be the guy on the ticket,"' Flanagan, a Republican who represented Illinois's 5th District from 1995-1997, said to JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV.

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"[He says] 'this guy's a dope, I should be the guy on the ticket.' He begins to become kind of a puppet master or he begins to say out loud, 'oh that guy doesn't know what he's talking about, I'll fix it for you, I got great influence with him, I'll make it right.' And he begins to think that he's the guy."

Bannon triggered a political avalanche this week with his vicious remarks about Trump and his family that are contained in Michael Wolff's new book, "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," published by Henry Holt and Co.

In the book, Bannon calls Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians at Trump Tower "treasonous" and says Ivanka Trump is "dumb as a brick."

But, Flanagan added, "didn't stand out" in the White House, nor "do what he was supposed to do."

"You're actually seeing this not just through Bannon, but in a lot of these billionaires. [Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner] Mark Cuban, this goofball with the ads talking about impeach Trump. All of these hyper egos who all think that they'd be a better president than Trump but didn't have the guts to run themselves, are all standing up now saying this guy's unworthy, but I'm worthy," Flanagan said.

"Cuban even went so far as to say that he would run, as did Bannon. That's what you got here. You got a giant ego that's having trouble dealing with the fact that they're not the president when they missed an opportunity and might have, could have been. No one would vote for Mark Cuban and no one would vote for Steve Bannon."

Flanagan — now president of Flanagan Consulting LLC, a public policy and lobbying firm based in Washington, D.C. — said Trump possesses "a unique personality" and those like Bannon "can't wrap their head around" that fact.

"They're jealous and they're vicious and they're angry and it's going to go its own course and it will die out in time and I think Bannon said nice things today and will continue to say nice things because his butt's on the line," Flanagan told Hayworth.

"It's the party of Trump, it's not the party of Bannon as much as he likes to think it is. So he's got nowhere to go except back to the fold and he better hurry."

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Former Rep. Michael Flanagan lashed out at President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday, portraying him as "a giant ego" who couldn't deal with the fact he is not commander-in-chief himself.
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