Is Donald Trump just Stephen Bannon’s puppet? Trump talks, Bannon controls.
Seems like it from this mess of an immigrant ban: Bannon and Stephen Miller apparently wrote the order, being careful not to let any other departments or legal counsel see it, and then had Trump, the public face, issue it and defend it. Well, on Sunday apparently all Trump administration members did a public defense on talk shows (pretty much required, else they’re out).
But it does seem as though Bannon is the puppetmaster and Trump, ignorant, wilful, easily manipulated by appealing to his yuge ego and playing on his enormous insecurity, is the puppet.
We’ll see, but Bannon is the one who appears to be in control. (Trump is controlling, but he also lacks self-control and thus is easily directed this way and that.)