He Bet Big On Trump And Won – Predicts Disaster If He Drops Bannon For Kushner

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At today’s exchange rate, 30,000 euros is roughly $31,853. That’s the amount of money trial lawyer Robert Barnes of Chattanooga wagered that President Trump would win the election, traveling to Dublin, Ireland to make his bet. He was paid 4 to 1, $127K and change and with it came some notoriety.


Barnes is back on Fox News with another prediction, that if President Trump continues in what is an apparent slide away from his base, which would be represented more than symbolically by a parting of ways with Mr. Bannon, that it would cost him the presidency.

It’s increasingly becoming a component of the discussion, the President’s apparent shift away from his base. Gone are the promises to “lock her up” and many of his other positions have been “modified, including the pledge that the illegals would have to leave. If they’re not committing violent crimes or in a gang, Trump doesn’t intend to make them get in line with everyone else or give up the American’s job that they’ve stolen. President Trump abandoned General Mike Flynn, attacked the Freedom Caucus, and has loaded his administration up with enemy agenst, the globalists, neocons and even his Democrat son-in-law and his undeclared Democrat daughter.

To that point Barnes wrote in the American Thinker, “Some media suggest that Trump could replace Bannon with Jared Kushner.  Jared Kushner is to Steve Bannon what Dan Quayle was to JFK. Barnes’ observations may or may not be correct but they are noteworthy, although Qualye was biker-macho compared to metro sexual girly man Kushner.


Barnes says three rules he highlights in an article in The American Thinker, which MacCallum references, helped to win the election for Trump. No preachy politics, No more dumb war, and No more job-killing deals. He says Bannon’s understanding of those points as well as the multiple adversaries, including the deep state and the media establishment, helped Trump win where most said he couldn’t. He’d be flirting with disaster to show Bannon the door, he says.

In contrasting Kusher and Bannon, Barnes wrote, ” Kushner’s apparent deference to the war-mongering elements of the national-security establishment and the bank-adoring financiers of Wall Street reveals that he suffers from the same delusional understanding of politics and policy that got the GOP so hated by its own base over the last half-decade.  Kushner looks to the approval of Goldman Sachs; Bannon looks to the approval of those who hate Goldman Sachs.”

In the discussion with MacCallum, Barnes points to the way Bannon was able to woo working-class northerners from Maine to Minnesota and the five month war to eliminate him as proof that at least his opposition knows how valuable he is.


He calls Bannon the Troy Landry of gator hunters and that Trump can’t give that up without also losing his ability to drain the swamp. He points out that “Right now Steve Bannon is the only voice in the room that represents that [core] constituency, and if he’s relegated, that whole constituency is relegated and traditionally, that does not work out well for presidents, to lose a key part of their base going into their presidencies.”

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8 Comments on He Bet Big On Trump And Won – Predicts Disaster If He Drops Bannon For Kushner

  1. Kitty Corbett // April 15, 2017 at 10:06 am // Reply

    Most American Jews are resolute Democrats and apparently Jared Kushner is not the hoped-for exception. President Trump should be aware of that and send his daughter and son-in-law Jared Kushner far away from him.

    • Kelleigh Nelson // April 15, 2017 at 11:58 am // Reply

      You are right Kitty, but I have 4 wonderful conservative Jewish gals on my big group list, two in Israel (American citizens) and two here in America…they stand with us on almost everything. And they get very frustrated with their liberal Jewish family and friends.

  2. Yvette Streahle // April 14, 2017 at 9:59 pm // Reply

    Trump has already lost a lot of his supporter hen he attacked the Freedom Caucus. He will lose the majority of them if he gets rid of Steve Bannon in favor of Jared Kushner. Jared Kushner is a rich spoiled kid with no experience whatsoever and so is his daughter, they do not belong in the White House. He is flip-flopping on a lot of his campaign promises, and he is more concerned about starting world war III than getting the tax cut done to create jobs and improve our economy. He has become part of the swamp and if he does not change he will be draining with it in 4 years.

    • Kelleigh Nelson // April 15, 2017 at 3:42 am // Reply

      Yvette, I agree with you, because the Freedom Caucus represents those of us in the grassroots who put Trump in our White House!

  3. Kelleigh Nelson // April 14, 2017 at 9:51 pm // Reply

    You are absolutely spot on Rick. In fact, I finished an article last week that my publisher is holding until after the holidays, but it speaks to these same things. It was printed on another website, and here it is…it’s an echo of your take on things, with a bit more added. TIME TO TELL POLITICAL CORRECTNESS TO TAKE A HIKE

  4. Did that little kike, Kushner, suggest the appointment of that jackass Pompeo?

    • Kelleigh Nelson // April 15, 2017 at 3:58 am // Reply

      Robert, I wrote out a long reply to you and this stupid computer lost connection and it all disappeared, so I’ll try to repeat what I initially wrote.

      I highly doubt that Kushner suggested the appt. of Pompeo, and we had better not use pejorative verbiage against the Jews in Trump’s family, because that attacks their faith, not their politics and actions, which is what needs attacking, but I understand your disgust.

      I fully believe it was Mike Pence who suggested Pompeo. Why? Because Pence spent 12 years in Congress and his voting record proves he was a hardcore globalist. His actions against his boss, Trump, prior to the election were also telling. Remember he pulled his name from the governor’s race earlier than Trump wanted him to, the Indianapolis Star got a hold of it and announced, and beat Trump to it. Remember too that Ivanka chose this guy, and at the time, Roger Stone and I were just thrilled that it wasn’t Newt, but we were still not happy with the choice.

      Secondly, he made very negative remarks against Trump when the locker room chatter tape came out (saved by a Bush kid) as though he had never in his life made any comments against women and about sex. I know men only too well, and we know that normal guys love women and they occasionally trash talk. Thirdly, this neo-con endorses the three scumbuckets, Ryan, McConnell and McCain earlier than his boss. What a jerk.

      But here’s the bottom line. Pence was in charge of the transition team after Christie was booted, and Pence was also in charge of the vetting process. It is my belief that if Trump was really smart, he’d lock this buzzard in a closet for the next 4 years. I have on good authority about Pence…so there you go.

      Kushner and wife need to go back to NY and raise their kids. We didn’t elect them and we don’t want them in our White House with the man we did elect.

  5. David Welden // April 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    My money will be with Barnes. He is absolutely correct. Bannon must stay.

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