President Donald Trump is the big boss man. Steve Bannon is not.
But that didn’t stop liberals from trolling the White House by calling Trump’s chief strategist “President Bannon.”
Apparently, Trump didn’t like that — at least according to a New York Times story on Bannon’s waning influence and how he was booted from the National Security Council.
Here’s the key passage (emphasis ours):
“Moreover, Mr. Bannon’s Svengali-style reputation has chafed on a president who sees himself as the West Wing’s only leading man. Several associates said the president had quietly expressed annoyance over the credit Mr. Bannon had received for setting the agenda — and Mr. Trump was not pleased by liberals’ considering him ‘President Bannon.'”
Liberals, fresh from not drinking a Pepsi, rejoiced at the fruits of their labor.
This shouldn’t be yuuuge surprise. Trump already bristled at Saturday Night Live‘s impression of “Spicey,” aka White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer.
Emboldened by their victory, liberals planned how to further put their trolling skills to good use.
Has anyone asked President Bannon how he feels about President Kushner?
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) April 6, 2017
“Mr. Trump was not pleased by liberals’ considering him ‘President Bannon.'”
This is gonna be fun.
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) April 6, 2017
Of course, Bannon, the former head of alt-right website Breitbart News, remains in a position of tremendous power. So that’s still terrifying. But at least online trolling finally influenced an American president, just as our Founding Fathers envisioned.