- New York Daily News
- Fighting between President Donald Trump and his former Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, has already proven a goldmine for the press.
- Two New York papers published very illustrative covers mocking both men.
- The fighting started after an excerpt from a book on Trump’s campaign and administration detailed Bannon insulting members of Trump’s family.
The war of words between President Donald Trump and his former Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon, has proven a goldmine for New York daily publications, who did not hold back.
Trump and Bannon went back and forth on Wednesday exchanging insults after an excerpt from columnist Michael Wolff’s new book “Fire and Fury,” reported previously unheard details from Trump’s campaign.
Wolff, who has a history of embellishing stories, made a handful of scintillating allegations in the book, like saying Bannon had called Trump’s son’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer “treasonous” and “unpatriotic.”
Trump shot back that Bannon had “lost his mind,” and that he was an unimportant figure in Trump’s campaign and administration.
As a result, the New York Post and Daily News published some particularly illustrative covers.
“Et tu, Bannon?” the Post’s cover reads, referencing the purported last words of ancient Rome’s Julius Caesar after he was betrayed and stabbed by member of the senate.
Tomorrow's cover: In a Shakespearean twist, Steve Bannon called Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russians "treasonous," prompting President Trump to say his former chief strategist had "lost his mind" https://t.co/GYUYfMa07p pic.twitter.com/0oGv4rDjyW
— New York Post (@nypost) January 4, 2018
Not to be outdone, the Daily News went all out on Photoshop to depict what it called a “Cuck Fight.”
In right-wing circles, “cuck” is an insult derived from “cuckold” used to attack those who either won’t or can’t fight for conservative values.
August 2017: "I want to thank Steve Bannon for his service."
January 2018: "When (Steve Bannon) was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind."
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 3, 2018