PRESIDENT Trump is locked in a vicious battle with Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist and shambolic, rail-riding alter-ego.
Bannon, who left the White House with his bindle over his shoulder and his toes poking out of his shoes in August last year after hearing the call of the cicadas and the open road, has blasted the president in a new book.
Wearing three shirts to indicated that he has united the three Hobo Nations of the US, Bannon said: “He ain’t no better than me, just for he ain’t use a rock as a pillow.
“I delivered that chicken-chasing asshole the Big Rock Candy Mountain and I don’t see the gratitude. I see nothin’ more than a fool who’d deny a man who’d hiked a hundred mile a hand-up to the boxcar.
“No hobo’d invite the Russians to sit around the jungle fire. No hobo’d hobnob with the railyard bulls. He ain’t got the pride of a hobo.
“Still, after two years we switch and I become president. That was the deal. I got him to write his ‘X’ in blood.”