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Can Trump control the wave of racism he has released?

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23.08.2017

Lyndon Johnson, deciding whether to fire FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, famously reasoned that "it's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in."

President Donald Trump has made a different choice, opting to fire Steve Bannon, the nationalist envoy of the "alt-right" in the White House. And now Bannon, who only last week was boasting that his rivals within the administration were "wetting themselves," is on the outside, fly unzipped.

Bannon has returned to Breitbart News, his former haunt and the voice of the white right, and on Monday night, when Trump addressed the nation about Afghanistan, Bannon's Breitbart hit Trump with three unfriendly headlines:

Trump "defends flip-flop in somber speech"

"His McMaster's voice: Is Trump Afghanistan policy that different........

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