While Steve Bannon may have left the White House under some controversy, he hasn’t left behind his support for the President. In his interview with 60 Minutes, Bannon sets the record straight about his relationship with the President, something that is sure to disappoint the left.
CBS News shows pieces of the interview:
The founding board member of the conservative publication Breitbart News was a key player in President Trump’s White House.after clashes with other aides and returned to Breitbart.
Charlie Rose: So how do you want to be perceived, you today? Because you have a media image.
Steve Bannon: The media image I think is pretty accurate. I’m a street fighter.
Rose: You’re more than that.
Bannon: No, I think I’m — I think I’m — I’m a street fighter. … By the way, I think that’s why Donald Trump and I get along so well. Donald Trump’s a fighter. Great counter puncher. Great counter puncher. He’s a fighter. … I’m going to be his wing man outside for the entire time, to protect —
Rose: You will not be attacking Donald Trump?
Bannon: No, our — our purpose is to support Donald Trump. By the way —
And this plain talk about the Republican establishment’s intent to undermine the president:
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) September 7, 2017
In an interview with CBS anchor Charlie Rose that will air on Sunday’s 60 Minutes, Bannon said that is why he is going to “war” with the Republican establishment. He also revealed that McConnell even told Trump’s team to “back off” the “drain the swamp” talk during one of their first meetings.
“The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election,” Bannon told Rose, in a clip that the CBS Evening News previewed on Thursday evening. “That’s a brutal fact we have to face.”
When Rose asked him to name names, Bannon answered, “I think Mitch McConnell, and to a degree, Paul Ryan. They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious.”
It’s going to be refreshing having someone speak the plain truth about what’s going on inside the White House, and watching the left and establishment GOP squirm.