White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is notorious for his outlandish remarks, but it seems his wrath isn't just reserved for progressives as Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Joshua Green's book states how Bannon once referred to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as a "limp-d*** motherf***** who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage Foundation."
Green wrote in the "Devil's Bargain" that the crude attack was fired during the Republican primaries in the spring of 2016, when Donald Trump seemed a dead ringer to become the GOP nominee.
Washington Republicans, whom Bannon has long considered enemies, had proposed Paul Ryan as a potential candidate instead of Trump, a "white-knight alternative" as described by Green.
According to Green, who has extensively covered Bannon's rise to power, this move both infuriated and terrified Bannon. The former Breitbert News executive chair began "plotting an all-out war to stop Ryan, of whom he was both fearful and dismissive."
In addition to insulting Ryan, Green also wrote of Bannon's dislike of fellow alt-right members, like National Policy Institute President Richard Spencer. Green reported that Bannon dissociated himself from Spencer and ridiculed the white supremacist as a self-serving "freak" and "goober."
Trump's chief strategist, despite being the Darth Vader of the administration, has a loud and vile mouth that is particularly alarming when directed at the left. It's not reassuring to know that he reserves a similar level of scorn for those in his own political sphere, yet it does give the public a little more insight into Bannon's twisted mind and the politics surrounding it.