One of the first moves President-elect Donald Trump made upon defeating Hillary Clinton was to appoint Stephen Bannon his chief strategist in the White House. While the appointment should have come as little surprise – Bannon was the architect of Trump’s general election campaign – it still inspired waves of shock in the D.C. media. They began assailing Bannon as a “white nationalist,” a slur that he rejected in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m not a white nationalist, I’m a nationalist,” Bannon told THR. “I’m an economic nationalist.”
Bannon, who runs the conservative news site Breitbart, has been tarred as a racist anti-semite whose appointment proves that Trump has no interest in unifying the country after an explosive election. Bannon himself delights in watching the media chase its tail:
“Darkness is good,” says Bannon, who amid the suits surrounding him at Trump Tower, looks like a graduate student in his T-shirt, open button-down and tatty blue blazer — albeit a 62-year-old graduate student. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they” — I believe by “they” he means liberals and the media, already promoting calls for his ouster — “get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”
In other words, while the media is getting caught up in easy-to-swallow (if fictional) accusations of white supremacy, Bannon and Trump are putting together an anti-establishment agenda right under their noses. The networks and newspapers are focused on clickbait and ad revenue, which forces them to cover the sensational. It doesn’t take a genius to see how Trump exploited this for maximum gain in his campaign.
“The globalists gutted the American working class and created a middle class in Asia,” Bannon told THR. “The issue now is about Americans looking to not get f—ed over. If we deliver, we’ll get 60 percent of the white vote, and 40 percent of the black and Hispanic vote and we’ll govern for 50 years. That’s what the Democrats missed. They were talking to these people with companies with a $9 billion market cap employing nine people. It’s not reality. They lost sight of what the world is about.”
The liberal media has been hiding the machinations of the donor class for years, and they’re going to keep on doing it during the Trump administration. Thankfully, we seem to have a president coming to office who, rather than letting himself be pushed around by the media, knows how to use that shield for the betterment of the country.