WASHINGTON (SBG) – Sinclair Broadcast Group’s new program “America This Week” will air Wednesday evening with a one-on-one sit-down interview with President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon.
Speaking with host Eric Bolling, Bannon gives his perspective on the Mueller investigation, media, and all things politics.Speaking with host Eric Bolling, Bannon gives his perspective on the Muller investigation, media, and all things politics. The former strategist gave his insight on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential election.
He said he supports the release of the full report because it would only exonerate the president. “What President Trump did to get the Mueller report out. Remember he waved executive privilege, he waved attorney-client privilege. He sent over 1.5 million documents it was all a process to kind of fight every document. The president did the exact opposite; he flooded the zone with information.
He flooded the zone with executives. He flooded the zone with documents,” Bannon said. “I think the president as he said, there was never any collusion that came out.” Bannon also shared his perspective on the “deep state” in America saying he feels that the United States doesn’t have one. Vid
“We don’t have a deep state; we have an in your face state. It is not hidden; it is not deep. And this is what they did with Trump. The nullification project on Donald Trump started even before the campaign ended as we now know,” Bannon told Bolling. “The establishment, the permanent political class here with the FBI, has not wanted Donald Trump to be President of the United States.” When asked if he believes there are still elements in the FBI that are out to get President Trump, Bannon said he definitely feels there are still “rouge” elements operating in the FBI.
Adding that an atmosphere of unprofessionalism was permitted by leadership, Bannon said that there is a larger question to be asked about performing domestic surveillance on political figures. The conversation then pivoted to how Bannon views nationalism in America. “Economic nationalism is what pulls us together. Economic nationalism doesn’t care about your color, your race, your ethnicity, your gender, your sexual preference. What it cares about is that you are a citizen of the United States of America,” Bannon stated.
“If you’re a citizen of the United States of America, you’re going to get a better deal than a non-citizen, and I think that is why nationalism is now kind of sweeping the world.” Bannon gave his view on the state of news coverage in America saying that a fair and balanced media would be ideal, but the current environment is very partisan. “Look, we would love to have a fair and balanced media. Let’s be honest, most for the media today is very partisan,” Bannon remarked. “I say all the time if you want to read The New York Times editorial page, go to the front page.
If The New York Times didn’t publish, CNN would be a test pattern all day long,” Bannon remarked. “I think where the problem is where it becomes the opposition party.” Toward the end of the interview, Bolling asked Bannon to play a word association game, where the former strategist said the first thing that popped into his mind on political players and government figures in Washington. When asked what he thought of special counsel Robert Mueller, Bannon remarked, “honorable guy, did a great job.”
Bolling then named former FBI Director James Comey. “Squirrelly,” Bannon blurted out before adding that the administration should have fired him before the first day. When Democrat and freshmen Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York was named, Bannon said she has tapped into the populist movement in America. “Remember a year ago today she was a bartender making what, $17,000 a year?
Doing the night shift. She was closing up at night. She is now the third most powerful political figure in the United States in back of Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi, she is No. 3,” Bannon said. “It shows you this populist movement on the right or the left, you can come out of nowhere.” He added while he disagrees with all of her content and her policies saying that, “she doesn’t know much and what she does know, she is dead wrong,” but she has something that can’t be coached. “She has grit, she has determination,” Bannon said. CLICK TO WATCH HERE