Donald Trump, and more so Steve Bannon, are influenced by a generational theory book titled "The Fourth Turning," which considers world events unfold cyclically, rather than linearly.
As (co-author Neil) Howe said in an interview with The Times: “There has to be a period in which we tear down everything that is no longer functional. And if we don’t do that, it’s hard to ever renew anything. Forests need fires, and rivers need floods. These happen for a reason.”
It is necessary.
We highly recommend you read this piece, and engage the book.
As Steve Perry and Journey so stated, "Winter is here again oh Lord."
America will need strong leadership during this period, which will propel prosperity as spring is welcomed in the aftermath.
That leader, the Gray Champion, appears to be Donald Trump.
Bannon’s Worldview: Dissecting the Message of ‘The Fourth Turning’ by JEREMY W. PETERS of NYT