Steve Bannon Accuses Republican Leadership of Trying to Nullify 2016 Election

Now out of the White House, Bannon says he is 'absolutely' going to war with them.

September 11, 2017 9:05 am
Steve Bannon
Former Chief Strategist to the President Steve Bannon helps with last minute preparations before President Donald Trump announces his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement at the White House June 1, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told Charlie Rose during a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night that he is “absolutely” going to war with the Republican party — specifically naming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan as two conservative leaders who do not support President Trump.

“The Republican establishment is trying to nullify the 2016 election. That’s a brutal fact we have to face,” Bannon told Rose, specifically naming McConnell and Ryan. “They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented. It’s very obvious.”

Bannon went on to recount a story in which he says McConnell instructed the president to back off of his “drain the swamp” talk.

“He basically said, ‘I don’t want to hear any more of this “drain the swamp talk,’” Bannon recounted. “Day one. Did not want us to go there. Wanted us to back off.”

Take a look at the clip below.

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