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Steve Bannon: Trump’s true believer

He is the link between the embattled Donald Trump and America's new nationalist tendency. What happens if that link is broken?

Steve Bannon, far left, went from Trump's closest adviser to being, in the president's words, "a guy who works for me" ©Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Rasputins are not easily done away with. Steve Bannon, for all the speculation, remains Donald Trump’s chief strategist, if perhaps not quite so much of a chief as he’d hoped. This clever, occasionally alarming chancer, is a nationalist and a populist with a willingness to shout the previously unthinkable. He has come to symbolise the rise of an unapologetic new right (of which the notorious “alt-right”…

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