Is Trump Floundering, or Is Bannon Making Good on His ‘Revolution’? | Foreign Policy
Bannon and other like-minded ideologues in the Trump White House view disruption and polarization as means of pressing ahead with their agenda and rallying their core supporters.
when a story comes up which is not helpful, not favorable, or when he wants to get people disrupted … he throws a ball and everybody scrambles after it and neglects the story they should be following.
the hallmarks of a “shock event” designed to throw adversaries off guard and seize the initiative.
A successful shock event depends on speed and chaos because it requires knee-jerk reactions so that people divide along established lines
Bannon and his allies are trying to squeeze through a shrinking window of opportunity, moving quickly and decisively before the federal government’s bureaucracy can respond and before members of Congress or grass roots activists can coalesce to push back