This afternoon there was a much-anticipated talk between Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon in which many people expected fireworks. Whatever or whoever suggested it would be anything but cordial was mistaken
From their walk onstage together, to the handshake, to the mutual back-slapping, there was nothing but a unified message from these two today.
Priebus said, “It was Donald Trump that was able to bring this party together.” He continued, “I can say that after seeing 16 people kill each other. I can talk about data and ground game, but the truth of the matter is President Trump brought together the party and the conservative movement."
Priebus said that when Trump spoke at CPAC five years ago, he outlined the same agenda. The people were starving for someone real and genuine, and Trump is who he says he is.
Bannon referred to the media as “the opposition party.”
Priebus said that the nomination of Judge Gorsuch represents a judge who shares Trump’s vision. This also shows Trump as a man of his word.
Deregulation is a big thing to the administration, and a pledge to remove two regulations for every new one is as big a move as is the wall.
Bannon said, “If you look at the cabinet appointees, they were selected for a reason-- that was for deconstruction.” The deconstruction of the administrative state is one of the most pivotal aspects of what Trump has done, especially withdrawing from TPP. “The rule of law is going to exist when you talk about our sovereignty,” he said, referring to immigration.
Bannon continued by saying Trump’s focus is to deliver on the promises he made to the American people, but that there will be a fight to take back the country, and you are mistaken if you think there won’t be a fight over that control. Bannon said, “The media is opposed to the nationalist economic agenda that Trump has.”
While Bannon asserted we are a nation with an economy with a reason to exist what unites, Priebus insisted that policies that are being put in place are to assure Trump is in office for eight years, and that to accomplish the task requires teamwork.
They each spoke of working together on a daily basis to fulfill Trump's campaign promises. In addition to the open seat on the Supreme Court left by the death of Antonin Scalia, there are over 100 vacancies on the federal bench that are to be filled, in addition to the ones who will retire in the years to come.