Primary Moves Being Planned by Trump Allies

The closest allies of the president of the United States, Donald Trump are planning a slate of some primary challenges against some Republican senators which is potentially undermining the prospects of the party in the year 2018. At the same time, it is further inflaming the tensions between the leaders of the GOP and the White House. This effort is being led and supervised by Steve Bannon who is the former chief strategist of Donald Trump. Steve Bannon is on the verge of launching an all-out war against the Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell and the Republican establishment. Bannon has already started holding private meetings with the persons fighting against the government promising to give them his support. Bannon is also coordinating with the conservative mega–donor Robert Mercer who is ready to give millions of dollars for the attacks on the GOP officials. Bannon has also kept one of his closest officials at an outside group which is expected to target the politicians of the Republicans and push forward the agenda of Donald Trump.

This particular activity has resulted in alarming senior officials of the Republicans who are now worried about the huge amount of money that will be draining from the coffers of the party for taking on the Democrats in the coming general elections. Mitch McConnell has already expressed this particular concern to the White House repeatedly about the dangers that the primaries pose to all his members. Mitch McConnell has also stressed on the fact that this could be a huge risk for his narrow four seat majority. The main problem is that why time and energy should be invested in attacking the people who are helping to carry the president's water in Congress to the benefit of those people who are questioning his validity and integrity. Josh Holmes, who is a former staff member of McConnell, has stated this strategy to be a short sighted one.

Steve Bannon on the other hand is just paying no attention to these warnings. He huddled with Danny Tarkanian on Thursday, a lawyer who is challenging Senator Dean Heller, at the Capitol Hill Townhouse which is the base of operations for Breitbart News. Bannon has made it absolutely clear in his conversation of about thirty minutes that Tarkanian had his complete support in the race against Heller who had refused to endorse Donald Trump during the campaign of the year 2016.

November 21, 2017 - 06:48
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