Bannon Fires Back: Trump’s Top Adviser Calls Far-Right 'Clowns,' Says Enemies Are 'Wetting Themselves'
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon opened up in a rare interview published Wednesday by a left-leaning magazine, dismissing some of his enemies in Washington while calling the far-right elements of the Republican party “a collection of clowns.”
Bannon, the former executive chair of Breitbart, called a reporter with the magazine The American Prospect.
“Ethno-nationalism – it’s losers. It’s a fringe element,” Bannon said. “I think the media plays it up too much, and we gotta help crush it, you know, uh, help crush it more.”
He added, “These guys are a collection of clowns.”
In the wide-ranging interview, Bannon also said that his adversaries within the State, Defense and Treasury Departments are “wetting themselves” as he works to push them out of the administration.