Anextensive Washington Post report released on Saturday takes a look into Steve Bannon’s life as a “virtual nomad,” attempting to piece together a clearer image of The White House’s most polarizing figure — even more than Donald Trump. While we’ve gotten glimpses of Bannon in the past, including his connection to Seinfeld and his desires to be like Satan or Darth Vader, his private life has only been shown in bit pieces. The WaPo post attempts to clear up one part by looking into Bannon’s various living arrangements across the nation.
While the entire piece if extensive and exhaustive, looking at Bannon’s homes in California, New York, and Washington D.C., it’s his already controversial home in Florida that seems to be garnering the most attention. The home in Miami-Dade country was already under scrutiny due to claims that Bannon used the location to register to vote in more than one state. Back in August, the house was confirmed to be empty and cleared out by the owner of the Coconut Grove home, but Bannon was still registered to vote there from 2014 until August 2016. Miami prosecutors are looking into those claims, but they’re far from the most interesting part of the story according to The Washington Post:
The Opechee house was left in disrepair, according to an email between the landlord and Bannon and interviews with the landlord.
Padlocks had been placed on interior doors — or the doors had been removed altogether. A hot tub was destroyed.
“[E]ntire Jacuzzi bathtub seems to have been covered in acid,” the landlord wrote in the February 2015 email to Bannon.
“I’m out of town,” Bannon replied. “is there any way u can talk with Diane and sort things out ???”
The damage was estimated at more than $ 14,000, according to an accounting by the landlords, who kept the $ 9,800 security deposit from Bannon and Clohesy.
It would seem like Bannon might want to add Walter White to that list of influences. It’d be kinda fitting too given Bannon’s dual personalities. His White House persona seems to be cloaked in darkness, with him seemingly enjoying the comparisons to history’s greatest villains. But then you see him on Bill Maher or see his photos in those comfortable lounging clothes and he’s almost like your uncle that comes around during the holidays. His politics are apparently out in right field considering his connection to Breitbart, but he’s painting an interesting picture of himself otherwise. It’s not a warm, fuzzy, or friendly picture, but it is certainly interesting. Check out the full Washington Post investigation over here and hope that the alleged acid in the jacuzzi is related to some Kramer-esque scheme and not what everybody automatically thinks after watching Breaking Bad.
(Via Washington Post)