While President Trump ramps up his attacks on the news media, the White House is set to screen two movies. One is about journalism. The other is about P.T. Barnum.
The two anti-establishment Republicans bonded during the campaign. Now they are in the throes of a bad breakup after Steve Bannon made critical statements about President Trump.
President Trump has inducted one of his own into the bleak fraternity: “Sloppy Steve” Bannon, his strategist-in-exile, has a new Twitter nickname.
Every president is confronted by unflattering portrayals by former aides who leave and tell their stories, but usually not so early in an administration.
After announcing an inquiry into voter fraud shortly after his inauguration, President Trump has disbanded the group after support for it waned.
Stephen K. Bannon’s provocative remarks about President Trump and his family, and Mr. Trump’s angry response, further alienated some of Mr. Bannon’s most important backers.