Category Archives: Stephen Bannon

May 26, 2020

Steve Bannon on Hong Kong, Covid-19, and the War with China Already Underway

“If we blink, we’re heading on a path to war, to a kinetic war, if we don’t stop it right now. The elites are going the wrong way.”

Since leaving the White House as chief strategist to President Trump in August 2017, Stephen K. Bannon has focused almost exclusively on China. He is a member and co-founder of the “Committee on the Present Danger: China.” He has formed an alliance with a Chinese fugitive billionaire named Guo Wengui, and his daily radio show, “War Room,” launched an entire section devoted to China’s role in the coronavirus pandemic. As a regular commentator on Fox News and the subject of two recent documentaries, “American Dharma” (2018) and “The Brink” (2018), Bannon is sounding the alarms about what he says is a war that has already begun. The Wire spoke to Bannon twice over the past two weeks, first on May 12 and then again on May 23. What follows is a lightly edited interview.

Q. On Thursday, Beijing announced that it was planning new national security laws that could give China’s leaders greater control over Hong Kong and undermine civil liberties in the semi-autonomous territory. This looks like a bold move by Xi Jinping and Beijing’s leaders aimed directly at anti-government protests and dissent. What’s your view of the events now unfolding in Beijing and Hong Kong?

A. Well, this is big. In December, the Senate passed and the House passed, with only one dissenting vote, the Hong Kong Freedom Act [officially known as the 2019 Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act]. I think certain requirements have to be certified by the end of May, or the first of June. It’s up for certification right now. And I think it calls for a review of our underlying trade agreements [with Hong Kong]; the whole thing that makes Hong Kong such a great place for capital markets; and the underlying trade arrangements with the United States, including financial matters. Obviously, [the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act] can’t be certified now. This breaks all potential for certification. My strong recommendation is [for the U.S.] to go as hard-core as possible. You pull that immediately. Pull all the underlying trade arrangements we have. Also we stop and limit any activity with the [state-owned] Bank of China, or any mainland Chinese banks. The Bank of China is right there [in Hong Kong]. You restrict all activity with their money centered banks and the United States. Additionally, you go to immediate sanctions; you sanction the individuals, including the Foreign Ministry guys. And if the Politburo passes this, you go to immediate sanctions on those individuals too.

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April 9, 2020

Steve Bannon: Blood is on the hands of the Chinese Communist Party (Video)

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon argues China lied about and mismanaged the coronavirus and should be held accountable.

April 6, 2020

Steve Bannon GOES OFF On CCP, Kissinger, ‘Davos’ Accomplices of Xi (Video)

“The World’s Elite are in bed with them.”

January 28, 2020

America’s Great Divide: Steve Bannon, 2nd Interview | FRONTLINE (Video)

Steve Bannon is a media executive and political strategist. He served as executive chairman of Breitbart News, as an adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and later as chief strategist in the Trump White House.

January 27, 2020

America’s Great Divide: Steve Bannon, 1st Interview | FRONTLINE (Video)

Steve Bannon is a media executive and political strategist. He served as executive chairman of Breitbart News, as an adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and later as chief strategist in the Trump White House.

October 25, 2019

Zero Tolerance: Steven Bannon Interview | FRONTLINE (Video)

Steve Bannon is a media executive and political strategist. He served as executive chairman of Breitbart News, as an adviser to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and later as chief strategist in the Trump White House. Bannon’s candid, full interview was conducted with FRONTLINE during the making of the October 2019 documentary “Zero Tolerance.”

October 15, 2019

Steve Bannon: CCP Will Collapse If US-China Economies Decouple – Zooming in (Video)

The world is watching as Hong Kong’s Carrie Lam invoked emergency law. Will this lead to a de-facto martial law? Will Hong Kong have another Tian An Men? Will the US Congress give the Hong Kong people what they need in their battle against the Chinese Communist Party? And will the US and China’s economies head to an inevitable decoupling? My interview with former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon at this critical moment for Hong Kong, China and the U.S.

January 7, 2018

Steve Bannon Issues Statement: My Support Is ‘Unwavering’ for Trump and His Agenda

Stephen K. Bannon, executive chair of Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist, issued the following statement on Sunday:

“Donald Trump, Jr. is both a patriot and a good man. He has been relentless in his advocacy for his father and the agenda that has helped turn our country around.

“My support is also unwavering for the president and his agenda — as I have shown daily in my national radio broadcasts, on the pages of Breitbart News and in speeches and appearances from Tokyo and Hong Kong to Arizona and Alabama. President Trump was the only candidate that could have taken on and defeated the Clinton apparatus. I am the only person to date to conduct a global effort to preach the message of Trump and Trumpism; and remain ready to stand in the breach for this president’s efforts to make America great again.

“My comments about the meeting with Russian nationals came from my life experiences as a Naval officer stationed aboard a destroyer whose main mission was to hunt Soviet submarines to my time at the Pentagon during the Reagan years when our focus was the defeat of ‘the evil empire’ and to making films about Reagan’s war against the Soviets and Hillary Clinton’s involvement in selling uranium to them.”

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January 2, 2018

Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace: Media Discover Bannon’s Econ Nationalism Msg Resonates with Dems, People of Color

Former Fresno State football coach Pat Hill was known for his “anyone, anytime, anyplace” motto while he was building the school’s program last decade, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve K. Bannon seems to be using Hill’s playbook by taking the message of economic nationalism to all communities and people of all political persuasions and backgrounds.

In recent weeks, legacy media reporters have been discovering that Bannon’s message is winning over Democrats and people of color who take the time to meet with Bannon instead of buying into false stereotypes about him.

Bannon is featured in Newsweek’s cover story this week (“Steve Bannon’s plan to Make America Great Again—With or Without Trump”), and Alexander Nazaryan reveals in the piece that even a “Democratic congressional staffer on Capitol Hill who was invited to the Breitbart Embassy because Bannon had learned of his work and was intrigued by the possibility of cooperation” was “shocked” by Bannon’s “interest level and respect” on a variety of issues that impact working-class Americans.

Bannon and the Democrat reportedly talked about populism and war, and the staffer reportedly said that Bannon’s “willingness to engage was striking. It was a surreal experience.”

“It’s obvious he could not last in the Trump administration, in part due to his opposition to wars of choice, hypermilitarism and endless U.S. occupations, and also some domestic policies where he sides more with liberal Democrats than with Republicans, including full employment, wage growth, fair trade, antitrust enforcement and serious spending on infrastructure,” said the Democrat, who reportedly fears being “crucified” if people found out that he met with Bannon at the Breitbart Embassy.

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December 9, 2017

Steve Bannon Speaks At “Black Americans For A Better Future Summit” (Video)

Former White House Chief Strategist and Breitbart News Executive Chair Steve Bannon was a keynote speaker at a fundraiser for minority business development. He talked about the need for access to capital for minority entrepreneurs and eliminating unfair competition. He also discussed the goals of President Trump’s economic agenda including bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. The event was hosted by Black Americans for a Better Future.