Speaking with the leftwing American Prospect on Tuesday, White House advisor Steve Bannon cut loose with a rip at Gary Cohn, the chief economic advisor to President Trump and Director of the National Economic Council, as well as Trump’s apparent strategy dealing with North Korea.
According to Robert Kuttner, who had slammed Trump for letting China profit from the war of words between Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Bannon asked to speak with him. According to Kuttner, Bannon told Kuttner:
It’s a great honor to finally track you down. I’ve followed your writing for years and I think you and I are in the same boat when it comes to China. You absolutely nailed it. We’re at economic war with China.It’s in all their literature. They’re not shy about saying what they’re doing. One of us is going to be a hegemon in 25 or 30 years and it’s gonna be them if we go down this path. On Korea, they’re just tapping us along. It’s just a sideshow.