Sacking Sessions – the New Red Line for Trump and the Alt-Right
When Trump bombed a few empty aircraft hangers in the Syrian desert a couple of months ago, most of the Alt-Right lost its shit and declared war on Trump. This was the right decision.
At the time Steve Bannon (“our guy”) was being sidelined and “Mr. Ivanka” seemed to be calling the shots. There seemed to be a real danger of Trump taking us into another stupid Bush War. But it seems that Trump was just trolling us, or, more accurately, was trying to stir things up with his Neocon and ConZionist opponents. Throwing them a bone like this worked out pretty well, dialing down the shrill chorus of criticism that the mass media was building up to a crescendo over the empty Russia allegations while making Trump look strong in a “madman theory” sort of way without him doing anything stupid on the back of it.
Following what was essentially just a pyrotechnic display, he then preceded to pull back on US involvement in Syria, effectively giving Russia the whip hand. So, the Syrian bombing — no biggie, Trump. We forgave you.
But in recent days a new red line has emerged for the Alt-Right that Trump is well advised not to cross this time. This, of course, is forcing out or sacking Jeff Sessions.
Trump has been publicly criticizing Sessions for a week or more on a host of issues, but mainly on Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from any investigation into Russian interference and his apparent “reluctance” to prosecute Hillary. In the face of a creeping campaign of criticism from the President, Sessions has been standing firm and has no intention of resigning. But he could still be fired.
Although there may be some basis to Trump’s criticisms of Sessions — the Russian collusion thing is obviously getting under his skin — the Alt-Right rightly sees them as minor points and distractions from the vitally important work that Sessions is doing on border security and fighting the evils of mass illegal immigration.
The Alt-Right has correctly judged Trump to be effectively a 1970s Democrat transported to the future (now). Although he has some good instincts and a likable nostalgia about him, he is far from being the radical right-wing President that America needs so badly. That steel has to come from others around him, mainly Steve Bannon and Sessions himself, obviously, a true believer when it comes to border security.
A Trump administration without Sessions, and with someone like Rudolph Giuliani as AG instead, would start to look dangerously weak and watered down. Already the globalist element in the administration is considerable, so sacking Sessions now would clearly endanger many of the policies that the Alt-Right are most enthusiastic about, such as the Muslim travel ban, which Sessions has steadfastly supported, and the increasing pressure he is putting on “sanctuary cities.”
It’s starting to look like Trump’s globalist and big business friends have tapped him on the shoulder and told him to find a reason — any reason — to get rid of Sessions. In fact, this might be the whole point of suddenly coming out and banning transgenders in the military. While in itself a good thing, this is another distraction that seems geared to secure support on the right if and when he loses some of it by sacking Sessions.
A few gender freaks in the military is simply not a major issue right now. Having a true believer in national security as Attorney General is. Therefore, removing Sessions is not just a red line, but a blood red line, and a very dangerous one for Trump to cross if he doesn’t want to piss off the Alt-Right.