Haha! Got’em! Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist, blasted the alt-right in an interview today with the left-leaning publication The American Prospect. Easily dismissing some of his enemies on the hill and calling alt-right “a collection of clowns”.
Recently, a group of minority house leaders have called upon President Donald Trump to fire certain key aides in his administration, among them Bannon. While this may not change the minds of those liberal snowflakes, hopefully it reaffirms any faith lost within the GOP. President Trump and his administration are not afraid to call out the alt-right nor are they afraid to call out the alt-left, which is equally important.
“Ethno-nationalism – it’s losers. It’s a fringe element,” Bannon said. “I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.”
He added, “These guys are a collection of clowns.”
In the wide-ranging interview, which Fox News can confirm the content of is accurate, Bannon also said that his adversaries within the State, Defense and Treasury Departments are “wetting themselves” as he works to push them out of the administration.
Bannon said he called the writer, Robert Kuttner, because the strategist agreed with a recent article explaining how China would benefit from the nuclear threats between the U.S. and North Korea.
Bannon detailed his push to punish China with tougher trade sanctions — and talked of plans to oust opponents of the move.
“I’m changing out people at East Asian Defense; I’m getting hawks in. I’m getting Susan Thornton [acting head of East Asian and Pacific Affairs] out at State,” the strategist said.
Bannon’s interview also covered North Korea. Despite Trump’s claims of “fire and fury” against the regime, Bannon said “There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it.”