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Trump Isolates ‘Leaker’ Bannon in Feud as Mercers Cut Off Money

  • The rift between Trump and his former strategist deepened
  • Bannon’s plans for 2018 populist revolution in doubt
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Why Trump's Break With Steve Bannon Is a Big Deal
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Steve Bannon faces fresh doubt about whether he can pull off his populist revolution within the Republican Party after his top financial patron cut ties with him on Thursday in the wake of his feud with President Donald Trump.

Trump, who spoke by phone with donor Rebekah Mercer shortly before she issued a statement rebuking Bannon Thursday, crowed about the break between the two in a tweet Friday morning: “The Mercer Family recently dumped the leaker known as Sloppy Steve Bannon. Smart!”