This was one of the best moments of Steve Bannon’s interview on 60 Minutes. President Trump has repeatedly denounced David Duke but the media refuses to take yes for an answer. Charlie Rose just had to ask about it but Bannon shut him down.
Transcript via CBS News:
STEVE BANNON: Hang on, they’re getting off a free ride off Donald Trump. They’re getting a free ride. Because it’s a small group, it’s a vicious group. They add no value. And all they do is show up in the– and the mainstream media and the left-wing media makes them up as some huge part of Donald Trump’s coalition.
CHARLIE ROSE: David Duke–
STEVE BANNON: David Duke shows up for every media opportunity because you guys put the cameras–
CHARLIE ROSE: But you did say– no– no, well, but– the media does not make David Duke say what he says. They applauded what the president did. That’s what David Duke did.
STEVE BANNON: David Duke– the president has condemned David Duke and what David Duke stands for.
CHARLIE ROSE: Everybody listening to you talks about one of the great issues in American life today, which is the plight of the middle class. But they also believe that there is on your part and the president’s part not enough appreciation for some of the values also that made America great. And you don’t appreciate that. You don’t appreciate the diversity, you don’t appreciate the respect for civil rights…
STEVE BANNON: I was raised in a desegregated neighborhood. It– it– the north side of Richmond is predominantly black, OK? I went to– I went to an integrated school, a Catholic school. I served in the military. I don’t need to be– I don’t need to be lectured by a bunch of– by a bunch of limousine liberals, OK, from the Upper East Side of New York and from the Hamptons, OK, about any of this. My lived experience is that.
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