Steve Bannon, the former White House chief strategist reportedly has told people he thinks President Donald Trump has just a 30% chance of completing his four-year term. This statement came on Wednesday in an explosive report from Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman that cited several sources close to the president.
This is due to Bannon’s opinion that Trump’s Cabinet is growing increasingly concerned with Trump’s behavior.
According to TruthExam, Reporter Gabriel Sherman wrote in the piece that the administration, which seems to have been in turmoil since inauguration day — has now reached a new “level of concern”. Sherman has spoken with a number of sources close to the President and in the White House and found that Trump is in a “dark mood.”
Bannon warned Trump several months ago of the possibility of getting removed from office via the 25th Amendment, causing Trump to ask, “What’s that?”, according to two of the sources.
A stipulation of the 25th Amendment refers to allowing the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to vote the president out of office. Bannon has considered this a more likely scenario than Trump’s impeachment.
For months now political observers have questioned whether Trump will serve the entirety of his four-year term. Speculation has increased after Republican Sen. Bob Corker criticized Trump to The New York Times by calling White House “an adult day care center” and said Trump could set the country “on the path to World War III.”
Even close confidants of the \president are speaking publicly about his behavior. Thomas Barrack, one of Trump’s close confidant and one his oldest friends, told the Washington Post that he’s “shocked” and “stunned” by Trump’s behavior.
The former Trump campaign CEO, Steve Bannon and close ally to the president, left the White House in August because id the reports saying that Trump believed Bannon was leaking information to reporters and has taken credit for Trump’s successes.