By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Steve Bannon) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Steve Bannon planned to be the Cassius to Trump's Caesar but failed to strike the lethal blow. He used the liberal author Michael Wolff as a means of bringing down his boss in the Oval Office because he wanted the job for himself, the New York Post reports.
Bannon had delusions of grandeur, thinking he could supplant Trump after he set forth a plan to take down the President, using the media as his weapon. Bannon floated the ideas with close friends, hoping to form a "National Union" party out of the ashes of the dead Republican party.
Unlike ancient Rome, Bannon's coup failed; the media's attack wasn't the dagger thrust Bannon had hoped for. Trump famously reacted to Bannon by saying, “when he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.”
Bannon made the fallacious assumption that the media could destroy Donald Trump with his help when no media attack has been successful in doing so in the over two years the president has been in politics. Bannon's conceit was no match for Americans who want to see President Trump overcome a corrupt Washington establishment; Bannon thought he could out-Trump Trump, and failed.