From Axios’ Jonathan Swan:

I asked Steve Bannon whether he could imagine Trump pivoting to the left on guns after the Las Vegas massacre. “Impossible: will be the end of everything,” Bannon texted. When asked whether Trump’s base would react worse to this than they would if he supported an immigration amnesty bill, Bannon replied: “as hard as it is to believe actually worse.”


Yes, but: Almost everybody we spoke to hesitated when predicting Trump’s next move on guns. Some mentioned his taste for bipartisan deal-making, and one source who has worked closely with Trump thought a deal with the Democrats on guns wasn’t out of the question — especially as an emotional reaction to the carnage.

Although this may be wishful thinking on the part of Dems. Yes, Trump was once for gun control measures that would infuriate the base today, but the more recent Trump has been staunchly against it. For example, this tweet from 2013:

And this one:


Stay tuned…