That didn't take long. With Steve Bannon booted from the White House last Friday and back at the helm of Breitbart news the same day, it didn't take long for the first attack on Donald Trump. The subject was Afghanistan and the man/baby president's announcement that he would follow in George w. Bush's and Barack Obama's footsteps to keep the war rolling. It was a perfect opportunity for Bannon/Breitbart to attack Trump and Bannon's mortal enemies, Trump's in-house generals, especially H.R. McMaster.
The headline said it all - "His McMaster's Voice."
Today’s Afghanistan speech by President Trump may be equally alien to his electoral base, though it was not difficult to figure out whose influence led to the speech’s neoconservative bent.
HR McMaster’s voice was clear to hear. It’s a voice that appears to have been carried over from the George W. Bush administration, and even the Obama White House.
This isn’t about changing his perspective on the war. POTUS is a remarkably astute and stubborn individual. This was about the swamp getting to him.