I've been curious about Steve Bannon, Trump's advisor. Trump is pretty much a well-known quantity - what you see is what you get, who and what he is, is basically there to see. I don't think there's any significant hidden depths behind the surface - what's on the surface is who he is. Bannon is a different case, he doesn't put himself out there very much. He holds his cards pretty closely.
I found this transcription of an interview he gave to some conservative Catholic folks at the Vatican back in 2014. The link here goes to BuzzFeed, the same content is available in many places, including YouTube. There are a number of points Bannon makes here that I agree with - the loss of any sense of social responsibility in capitalism as it is practiced, the neglect of working people's interests.
What I found disturbing was his embrace of the whole "war of civilizations" reading of militant Islamic fundamentalism. That is, he apparently views things like Al Qaeda and ISIS in terms of an epic and existential conflict between Islam and "The West", where "the west" is conflated with Christendom. And, that the US, in spite of our tradition of and Constitutional requirement for religious tolerance, is part of that. I find this disturbing because the logical and inevitable outcome of that is some kind of military fight to the death between "The West" and "Islam". Which seems, to me, both unnecessary and wrong-headed. And, a lot of people will die.
What I found ironic is his use of the term "the church militant". He makes the same error here that militant Islamists do with the term "jihad" - mistaking what is intended to be an analogy from physical struggle to a moral, ethical, and spiritual one, for a call to actual physical combat.
Anyway, I continue to find Bannon a dangerous guy. What I take away from everything I've been able to find about him is that he wants, urgently, to go to war, with people we don't necessarily need to go to war with. And he's more than happy to break whatever institutions stand in his way, to make that happen.