Steve Bannon, Trump’s Chief Strategist, was fired in August. It didn’t seem to bother Trump that Bannon looked more like a street person than a chief strategist.
Social psychologists have determined that 30 seconds is how long it takes for someone meeting you for the first time to form a whole laundry list of determinations about your character and abilities. Impressions are based on a person’s clothes, hairstyle, smile, how you carry yourself, and the rest of your nonverbal communications.
Trump isn’t blind. He must know that the appearance of Kellyanne Conway and Bannon were horrible, and thus created a horrible impression.
Given Trump’s focus on personal appearance,it seems likely that the appointment of Bannon and Conway, uncharacteristically unattractive people, was not coincidental.
Now that Bannon is no longer a part of the Trump White House, it seems he feels free to dump on Trump. He gave an interview to 60 Minutes, Bannon appeared with blood shot eyes in an apparent attempt to defend Trump. Instead Bannon inadvertently dumped on Trump.
Bannon declared that Trump’s firing of James Comey was the worst mistake in ‘modern political history’. For example, Bannon must believe that Trump’s firing of Comey was worse than the Iraq War, the Vietnam War, the Affordable Care Act, Mitt Romney’s “47 percent,” Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables,” Iran-contra, and Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre,” etc.
Bannon also dumped on Trump by saying that “By the Easter break, we’ll do repeal and replace.” Bannon argued that Ryan promised Trump that Congress would get rid of the Affordable Care Act in the spring, handle tax reform over the summer and do infrastructure in the fall. This was a focus on things Trump promised and then failed to deliver.
Steve Bannon has the face of a man who looks like he eats cigarettes, or was just arrested for drunk-driving a houseboat. The White House Chief Strategist is not a pleasant sight by all accounts, but why? CNN interviewed Dr Gregory Buford, an expert dermatologist to find out how and why Steve Bannon‘s face went wrong. The answer was everything. He might qualify as a “stuck up, half-witted, scruffy looking, nerf herder”.