"Bannon Declares War On The GOP": Key Highlights From His 60 Minutes Interview

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Steve Bannon appeared on 60 Minutes Sunday night in his first-ever TV interview. The full interview, which Charlie Rose defined as the one in which "Bannon declared war on the GOP", can be watched, with a full transcript, below (link):

Here is Charlie Rose's introduction:

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon, during his brief tenure in the West Wing and his few months as CEO of President Trump's campaign, earned many nicknames among his admirers and his ever-expanding list of enemies. He was the "great manipulator," "Trump's Svengali," "the Grim Reaper," "Propagandist-in-chief."


He describes himself as a "streetfighter." And he proved it in this, his first-ever television interview.  Bannon is back running Breitbart News -- the website where the alt-right and conspiracy theories meet conventional conservatives. The streetfighter, shiv-in-hand came ready to brawl, and not with liberals or Democrats.

... but with the "Republican establishment." For those pressed on time, courtesy of Axios, here are Bannon's most notable quotes, starting with his war with the GOP: "The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That's a brutal fact we have to face."

  • On 'the establishment': "In the 48 hours after we won, there's a fundamental decision that was made. You might call it the original sin of the administration. We embraced the establishment. I mean, we totally embraced the establishment ... Because ya had to staff a government."
  • On his relationship with the president: "I think I'm a street fighter. And 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 [Trump]" and "to make sure his enemies know that there's no free shot on goal."
  • On Trump's Charlottesville remarks: "I was the only guy that came out and tried to defend him."
  • On the "Swamp": "The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That's a brutal fact we have to face." 
  • On Gary Cohn's critical interview with the Financial Times: "If you don't like what [Trump's] doing and you don't agree with it, you have an obligation to resign."
  • On Republican criticism of Trump's national security strategy: "That's the geniuses of the Bush administration. I hold these people in contempt, total and complete contempt ... They're idiots, and they've gotten us in this situation, and they question a good man like Donald Trump," Bannon said, naming Condoleezza Rice, Brent Scowcroft and Colin Powell.
  • On Economic Nationalism: ""Economic nationalism is what this country was built on. The American system. Right? We go back to that. We look after our own."" 
  • On the Russia investigation: "It's a total and complete farce. Russian collusion is a farce."
  • On Trump's tweets: "He knows he's speaking directly to the people who put him in office when he uses Twitter ... [General Kelly's] not going to be able to control it either because it's Donald Trump."
  • On campaign discussions following the Access Hollywood tape's release: "Trump went around the room and asked people the percentages he thought of still winning and what the recommendation. And Reince started off and Reince said, 'You have two choices. You either drop out right now, or you lose by the biggest landslide in American political history.' ... And I told him as he went around, I was the last guy to speak, and I said, 'It's 100%. You have 100% probability of winning.'"
  • On the Catholic Church: "Because unable to really to come to grips with the problems in the church, they need illegal aliens, they need illegal aliens to fill the churches."

The full interview can be found here.

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Tom_Pain's picture

Yes, Mr. Bannon, as soon as your boy Chump gets rid of the debt ceiling once and for all, and spends yet even more money than Obama ever dreamt of spending, you and your kind can claim complete victory over the G.O.P. of old.

THORAX's picture

Right with you Mr. Bannon! Fuck the socialist globalists. We have contempt for them and the four prior traitorous occuptants of the Oval Office and we do not want any affirmation from any of these PIECES OF SHIT! 

alphasammae's picture

Bannon, I am with you about the globalist but not about the Catholic Church CC wanting to fill up the churches with foreigners. Christian evangelist churches do that not the CC. Donations are volunteered at the CC whereas, in other denominations and the Mormon church, it is a 10% mandatory salary contribution>

pizdowitz's picture

The Commies and the jesuits collaborate to bring the US down. The illegals are needed to provide the numbers for street-level terrorism .  It is the same junket when the Fascists and the catholics collaborated in Poland in the 1980s to destroy the Soviets, because they could not get into Russia thru the front door. The Polish pope, John Paul II, was one of the greatest PR stunts ever, on a scale from zero to 911.

LA_Goldbug's picture

The Game was played in the whole of Eastern Europe and I must say they fooled the people completely. EU will drain them of their last penny and make them work for a wage that has no future except as an indentured laborer trying to pay off his loans.

IntTheLight's picture

Holy cow. Read refugee resettlement watch. Catholic Church making a bundle. They have their nuns volunteering on behalf of illegals also. And Catholic schools admit illegals and pay their tuition.

Paying catholic school tuition is for white peoole. Illegals and non catholic blacks get a free ride.

dogismycopilot's picture

Well worth watching. If Charlie Rose would have shut the fuck up, the Interview would have been perfect. Rose is an ignorant fuck so just learn to tune him out.

Bannon is the man I voted for.

otschelnik's picture

Bannon is great - go after the RINO's.  

gespiri's picture

I used to like Charlie Rose as a great interviewer.....either he got paid or his true colors are coming out as a no-clue libtard.

LA_Goldbug's picture

At this point in time Rose was at his best.

"Charlie Rose: Sir James Goldsmith Interview - 15.11.94"


Today I avoid him unless I want to see what the Puppet-masters want the People to "believe".

DEMIZEN's picture

bannon is out to assemble a new party. this is just a prelude.

Mineshaft Gap's picture

Fine stuff by Bannon, making the establishment toady Rose ribbit even louder than usual.

NickPeeMe's picture

Bannon is as irrelevant as an un-popped zit on Kim Kardashions fat ass.

4freedom78's picture

Kudos to Bannon, the only guy that stand out in this madness. 

franklin23's picture

Talk about establishment look at the DOJ. Except for immigration it looks like Lynch is still in charge. Sessions needs to get on the Clinton crimes at least re the election. Get rid of the long termers like is going on in the EPA. And pursue crimes before the Statute of Limitations runs out. Trump complains about Congress but has stopped pushing the DOJ.

Reaper's picture

Repug = Demorat = MSM = Corrupt Courts = Neo-con Insanity = Deep State = Exceptionally stupid enslaved sheeple

LA_Goldbug's picture

Ono of the few good interviews Rose did in the past,

"Charlie Rose: Sir James Goldsmith Interview - 15.11.94"


Sir Goldsmith was against EU as we see it today. He died a few years after this interview with Rose.

redmudhooch's picture

What do Bannon and Rose have in common?


Its hard to believe anything I see on TV now,

even if it something I want to believe.


Trust nothing. Take the red pill.