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Steve Bannon’s British Sideshow

The former White House chief strategist has reemerged as an unofficial surrogate for Donald Trump during the president's visit to the U.K. What’s in it for him?
Source: Moritz Hager / Reuters

When President Trump made his first visit abroad last year, Steve Bannon was still at the heart of everything.

A year later, Bannon is no longer by the president’s side as Trump visits the United Kingdom, after a precipitous political fall from grace earlier this year. But he’s still shown up on the edges of the trip, camping out in the U.K. and supporting Trump through media appearances as an unofficial surrogate.

As the president struggles through a hurricane of negative coverage and protests in Britain,

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