A series of now-deleted tweets published on Friday from a prominent conservative commentator provided a glimpse of the infamous whiteboard inside White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon’s White House office.
Following the visit, D’Souza tweeted pictures of himself with Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, President Donald Trump’s national security aide, in Bannon’s office. He added that he signed copies for Bannon, Trump, and Gorka.
Christina Wilkie, an investigative reporter for nonprofit journalism outfit Center for Public Integrity, screenshotted the since-deleted tweets which reveal the priorities Bannon has outlined on his “Make America Great Again” whiteboard. The whiteboard’s existence was first revealed by The New Yorker.
At the top of the board, Bannon wrote “Withdraw from TPP” with a checkmark. The TPP refers to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal Trump railed against during the 2016 campaign. Bannon also checked off “Canadian Lumber Tariff.” Trump announced the US would impose tariffs on lumber imports from Canada in April.
Bannon had also circled “taxes” in red, with three exclamation points. The Trump Administration has indicated that it wants to move to tax reform following the defeat of the Republican’s health care replacement bill in Congress.
Bannon has also listed “offshoring,” “illegal immigration,” “crime,” and “welfare,” as top priorities on his whiteboard.
Here are the tweets:
Dinesh D’Souza is in the West Wing today handing out copies of his new book, which compares Democrats to Nazis. He signed one for Trump. pic.twitter.com/cr1IEDlhRr
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) August 4, 2017
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