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Reprinted with permission from Media Matters for America.

From the February 23 broadcast of the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference:

STEVE BANNON: You know but we’ve known it since August 15th, I think if you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign, how they portrayed the transition and now they’re portraying the administration, it’s always wrong. On the very first day that Kellyanne and I started, we reached out to Reince [Priebus] and Sean Spicer, Katie [Walsh]. It’s the same team that you know, everyday was grinding away on the campaign, the same team that did the transition, and if you remember, you know, the campaign was “the most chaotic”, by the media’s description the “most chaotic, the most disorganized, most unprofessional, had no idea what they were doing”, and then you saw them all crying, weeping that night on the 8th, when, and the reason it worked is President Trump.

IMAGE: White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon (L) and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (R) watch as U.S. President Donald Trump announces his nominee for the  empty associate justice seat at the U.S. Supreme Court, at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. January 31, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Senatory Lindsey Graham with President Trump

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

In a worst-case scenario for Republicans — and a best-case scenario for Democrats — the GOP would not only lose the White House in November, but also, would lose the U.S. Senate and watch Democrats expand their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Journalists Olivia Beavers and Juliegrace Brufke, in an article for The Hill, discuss the possibility of a major blue wave in November and the fears that Republican activists are expressing behind closed doors.

Some Republicans are privately expressing what Beavers and Brufke describe as a "growing sense of doom." A GOP source, presumably interviewed on condition of anonymity, told The Hill, "If the election were today, we would lose the House, the Senate and the White House."

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