What’s going on?
It’s Bannon vs. the Trumps, Part II. President Donald Trump’s lawyers have sent former White House adviser Steve Bannon a cease and desist letter claiming that Bannon is violating a “confidentiality and non-disparagement agreement” by communicating with an author for a new book about the early days of the Trump administration.
I’m still catching up …
On Wednesday, New York Magazine published an excerpt of a book that promises to be a bombshell portrayal of Trump campaign officials and the transition team: Michael Wolff’s "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.”
Trump responded by unloading on Bannon, who is quoted in the book with less-than-flattering comments about the Trump family.
“When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind," Trump said in a statement. "Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn't as easy as I make it look.”
Does Trump have a case?
Not really. No one can be told to “cease and desist” saying bad things about the government, so free speech should protect anyone’s right to criticize the U.S president.
Pat and Jeffy talked about the latest update to the Bannon saga on today’s show, pointing out that the First Amendment leaves Trump and his lawyers without a case.
“There’s no way you can stop Steve Bannon from saying things that Donald Trump and his family don’t like,” Pat said.
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