- Michael D'Antonio: Jared Kushner appears to be winning against Steve Bannon in the battle for dominance in Trump's White House
- However, Kushner is untested and inexperienced, and his victory doesn't guarantee smooth sailing moving forward, writes D'Antonio
Michael D'Antonio is the author of the book "Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success" (St. Martin's Press). The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)One is the self-proclaimed Dark Lord in the House of Trump (you may call it the White House). Profane, self-certain and supremely ambitious, Stephen Bannon looks like the old, scarred survivor of more battles than he can recall. His approach to government calls for destroying much of it, as per the so-called alt-right political movement, which sees him as an inspiration. "Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power," he says.