Steve Bannon stopped in St. Louis this weekend on his way to Alabama to campaign for Judge Roy Moore. On his stop he was honored by the folks at Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum and jazzed up the crowd to take down the Republican establishment.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported:
Steve Bannon, the alt-right internet provocateur and former adviser to President Donald Trump, on Sunday told a cheering St. Louis-area crowd of several hundred conservative activists that the Republican establishment needs to be vanquished even before the Democrats.
“The Democrats . . . we’ll get to them, and we’ll beat them like we beat Hillary Clinton,” Bannon said in a brief but fiery speech at an event at the St. Louis Airport Marriott. “But the first thing we have to get through is a corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment.”
It’s a message he hinted was coming with Trump’s backing.
“It’s the reason I left the White House: (Trump) needed a wingman to go against the Republican establishment,” said Bannon.
Bannon, who has returned to his post at the head of the alt-right website Breitbart.com since leaving the White House last month, called for the nominations of several GOP outsiders who are challenging sitting Republicans in various offices around the country. He stressed the need for a “populist, conservative, nationalist” message.
Of the Republican Party’s establishment, he said: “They’re not conservatives. They are liberals.”
Like Trump, Bannon has the gift of shooting from the hip with straight talk, and the crowd loved it!